Garri Bardin (1941) graduated from V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Drama School under M. Gorky. In 1975 he started working as an animation film director at Soyuzmultfilm Studios where he made 15 films in 15 years, gaining many prestigious prizes home and abroad. In 1999 he was honoured with the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He owes his recognition and success to a variety of techniques used in his films, such as matches in Conflict (1983), ropes in Marriage (1987) wire in Fioritures (1987), origami in Adagio (2000). In 1991 with colleagues he founded studio Stayer where he produces and works on his films.