My Grandfather was a cherry tree


Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova






This is a movie-memory, narrated by a young boy about his views on life and death. It’s also a story about an unusual grandfather, who could listen to the trees breathing and believed that “Person can’t die if someone still loves him”.




Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova, twin sisters were born in St-Petersburg, Russia. Since early years they began to draw and graduated Art school and University of Cinema and Television in animation and computer graphic. After they started to work together as film director duo and animators. During these years they made several short animation films which took part over then in 100 worldwide festivals and earned over 50 awards. Among them: screening at Cannes Film Festival (Short Corner) and the prize on the biggest children film festival in Italy – Giffoni Film Festival and New York Int'l Children's Film Festival. And opportunity to be presented at Oscar.