Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Little Matryoshka (Kucuk Matruska)

Bariq - ages 4+

Serin Inan, Tolga Yildiz / Short Narrative / Turkey / 2014 / 8 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue
Interests: Animation, Family
Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Every family has a rebel who refuses to play by the rules. In this matryoshka doll family, the mother does all she can to protect her children from the world, but Little Matryoshka, the smallest doll of all, is in search of her own adventure. Soon the whole family is in turmoil in this funny animated film, in which the very structure of the beloved Russian nesting doll is a metaphor for maternal protection.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Serin Inan studied Communication and Design in Turkey, and continued her education at Denmark’s Animation Workshop. She worked for several agencies on commercials and educational videos, and obtained her MFA degree from the New York Parsons School of Design in 2012. She is a co-founder of Kozmonot Animation Studio.

Tolga Yildiz studied Electronics in Turkey, and received his MFA from the New York Parsons School of Design in 2004. He has worked as a creative director for several companies for 10 years, and is a co-founder of Kozmonot Animation Studio.


Serin Inan, Tolga Yildiz
Serin Inan, Tolga Yildiz
Kozmonot Animation Studio
Cem Adiyaman
Cem Adiyaman
Sales Company
Kozmonot Animation Studio
Production Company
Kozmonot Animation Studio
Lighting: Hakan Demiroz

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