A film about a bear and the love of his life...
The Russian bear Nicolaï immigrated to Europe to prove to the love of his life (his beautiful ex wife Natasha) that he’s not a loser. During the day he works as a bear in the zoo, in the evenings he tries to forget his problems by playing the piano. Immigrants come and go, and one day a certain Gennady arrives at the zoo. He turns out to be the new husband of Nicolaï's unforgettable love, Natasha...
Directed, Written & Animated by Roman Klochkov
Original Music by Tiffany Veys & Kris Van Roy
Re-recording Mixer & Sound Design by Thierry De Vries
Produced by Barend Weyens & Leen Derveaux
Roman Klochkov earned an MFA in Audiovisual Arts (animation) summa cum laude from the School of Arts | KASK in 2006. His graduation film 'Administrators' was selected for Annecy 2007 and went on to screen at more than 50 film festivals worldwide, winning a dozen awards. Roman’s first professional short film 'Natasha' was nominated for “Cartoon d’Or’ in 2012. His one-minute short 'Peace' (2014) screened at the Short Film Corner Film Market (Cannes), the Museum of Modern Art |MoMA in New York and several international film festivals such as Fantoche, Monstra and Animatou. Roman lives and works as an independent animation and illustration artist / teacher in Ghent, Belgium.