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Nina Paley
Nina Paley is the creator of the critically acclaimed animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series ofanimated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. Seder-Masochism is her second feature.

Seder-Masochism (2018)

Country: USA

Duration: 78 min

Director: Nina Paley

Genre: animation, musical
Screenplay: Nina Paley
Editor: Nina Paley

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations: 18+


25 июня 21:30, Oktyabr cinema - buy ticket
29 июня 21:00, Moskino Zvezda - buy ticket


Seder-Masochism is the second film by American director Nina Paley, it was created with Flash animation for as little as $20000. This is the authorial interpretation of Biblical episodes with numerous hallucinogenic musical numbers: all the characters, historical and less so, from Jesus and Moses to Venus figurines, dance and sing along to the most diverse assembly of songs that are relevant to the film’s theme, including “Moses Supposes” from Singin' in the Rain and Louis Armstrong’s “Let My People Go.” The director works from a feminist and a rather atheist perspective, and her ironic and sarcastic manner is emphasized by the epigraph in the beginning of the film: “Written by God, Moses, or A Series of Patriarchal Males, depending on whom you ask.” This radical animation film participated in many film festivals, including the major International Animated Film Festival and Market in Annecy, France.

Rewards and nominations

  • ANIMATOR International Animation Festival 2018 - Audience Award for Feature Film
  • Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection
  • Big Cartoon Festival 2018 - Official Selection


Along with

Q&A. Philosophical-poetical animation