The Old Man and the Sea
Story Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Writer: Ernest Hemingway
Storytellers and Filmmaker: Aleksandr Petrov and Dmitri Petrov
Summary in English
“The old man and the sea” tells the story of the epic struggle for survival between the elderly fisherman Santiago and the biggest catch of his life. For months the Cuban fisherman has been setting out to the open sea alongside with his trusty apprentice and a close friend – the young Manolin. The sea however hasn’t been generous to them and for 84 days they keep on returning empty handed. This forces the parents of the boy to separate him from Santiago, wanting him to work on a more successful fishing boat. This doesn’t put an end to their friendship, as the boy keeps on returning to the old fisherman to help him with his gear, feed him or to simply have some nice baseball chats. Thanks to the support of his friend Santiago keeps faith that his cursed fishing days will soon be over. So on 85th day, he decides to go further out into the Gulf Stream. He throws his lines and not long after a big marlin fish takes the bait. And so the epic struggle of survival between hunter and pray begins. Lasting days and causing much suffering for both, the end of this fight would only mean the end for one of them.
This is one of the greatest Animated film ever. A wonderful and inspiring adaptation of Earnest Hemingway’s story of the same title. Aleksandr Petrov, the one man Army behind this classic adaptation, has achieved so many well deserved prestigious awards for this once in a life time movie that can be made.
The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Work on the film took place in Montreal over a period of two and a half years and was funded by an assortment of Canadian, Russian and Japanese companies.
About Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.