The Tale of Igor's Campaign (Сказание про Игорев поход, 1972) by Nina Vasilenko

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The Tale of Igor's Campaign
The Lay of the Warfare Waged by Igor
Сказание про Игорев поход
Skazaniye pro Igorev pohod (ru)

Year 1972
Director(s) Vasilenko Nina
Studio(s) Kievnauchfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) History
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
War & battles
Animation Type(s)  Cutout
Drawn (cel)
Length 00:24:55
Wordiness 11.66 profile Ru, En
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An adaptation of the 12th century Old East Slavic epic poem about a failed raid of Igor Svyatoslavich (d. 1202) against the Polovtsians of the Don River region.

An English translation of the original poem can be read here (the same as the one in the subtitles).

The Lay is one of the only secular literary documents that survive from that early period of Russian history. Generally considered to be a masterful example of epic poetry, it describes the unfortunate tale of how the princes of northern Rus, led by Igor, decided to go on a war for glory, land and slaves against the (Turkic nomadic) Polovtsians during a time of peace between the two peoples, were defeated badly in battle, and in turn provoked a major raid of the Polovtsians into Rus.

1972 - Nyon, Switzerland - 5th Documentary and Short Film Festival - Special Jury Prize



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