Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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Hippo and Juice (Begemot y compot)

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Alexey Minchenok / Short Narrative / Russian Federation / 2015 / 3 min / Colour / DCP2K / In English / Arabic subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Hippo works as an airline pilot – everyone knows he’s one of the best around! – and he lives in a comfortable little house, where his refrigerator is always stocked with a blueberry pie and a jug full of juice. Pie and juice, juice and pie… that’s all Mr. Hippo ever seems to think about. And that’s just fine, until the day he rushes home from work to discover his fridge is empty. Who has made off with his precious victuals?

About the Director

Alexey Minchenok was born in 1981 in Russia and attended the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg. His films include ‘Photograph’ (2002), ‘Young Master 4’ (2011) and ‘Hippo and Juice’, and he has contributed to the television series ‘Kikoriki’ on a number of occasions.


Alexey Minchenok
Alexey Minchenok
Andrey Dobrunov
Production Company
Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio

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