An incredible animated Soviet movie from 1953.
Very ahead of its time, both visually and narratively.
Check out the monitor appearances, the main character’s black friend
and the Hitchcockian sequence from 4.45 to 6.45
I theorize that the best Japanese animation
(Rintaro and Hayao Miyazaki first names to stroll through my mind)
came from this peculiar Soviet style:
we can call it Retro-Futurism, perhaps at his best here.
It was directed by the late great Brumberg sisters
Sadly their biographies are only in the Russian page
Enjoy the subtitled version