The Poodle Trainer

De Poodle Trainer) is een korte documentaire van Vance Malone. In de documentaire ontmoeten we de Russische Irina Markova die in het circus werkt en daar met haar poedels optreedt. Ze is gek op haar honden en heeft alles voor de dieren over.
De documentaire was op vele festivals te bewonderen, waaronder: Sundance, Cinema Eye Best Short, Worldwide Shortsfest Best Documentary, Grand Jury Prize for best short doc at GenArt, GrandOff Warsaw, Tiburon, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Cinema Corto, AFI/Silverdocs, Melbourne International, CFC Worldwide, Nashville, Calgary, Seattle Independent Film Festival
Multi festival favorite, the Poodle Trainer received a special Jury award from AFI/Silverdocs, “for a film that packs humor and tragedy into a subtle and perfectly paced 7 minutes.”


In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the childhood tragedy that sparked a lifetime of working with animals, and the welcome isolation behind the red velvet curtains of the circus.

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