Asino / dir. Anatoly Vasiliev
167 min, 2018
world premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
directed by Anatoly Vasiliev
cinematography Sasha Kulak, Ruslan Fedotow
editing Daniil Nikolsky
producer Yuriy Krestinskiy
Asino consists of eight novellas, approximately 20 minutes each. In the film, donkeys are simultaneously domesticated animals, humans and divine, mythological creatures, so in a sense Asino summarises the beast’s role in Western culture.