The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (film)

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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Directed byAleksandr Petrov
Screenplay byAleksandr Petrov
Based on"The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
CinematographySergey Reshetnikov
Edited byLyudmila Putyatina
Music byAleksandr Raskatov
Running time
20 minutes

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (Russian: Сон смешного человека Son smeshnovo cheloveka) is a 1992 Russian animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov. It tells the story of a misanthropic man who begins to regain his will to live after a chance encounter with a young girl. The film was made using paint-on-glass animation. It is based on the 1877 short story with the same title by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.[1]

The film won several festival awards including the prize for best film in its length category at the 1992 Ottawa International Animation Festival.[1] It was nominated for the Nika Award for Best Animated Film.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Сон смешного человека". (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  2. ^ "Номинанты Национальной кинематографической премии "НИКА" за 1992 год". (in Russian). Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science. Archived from the original on 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2015-08-21.