On hearing the term ‘pantomime’ the usual images summoned are those of a whiteface character dressed in undersized sailor suit, such as Marcel Marceau’s Bip. This character is silent, stuck behind an invisible wall or maybe being pulled by a dog on a leash. And while these are indeed the routines that any parent would expect a mime to perform at their children’s party, the modern world of mime has moved far beyond the common stereotype.
This short animated film is based on Russian folk story of Magic Water. Indirectly it talks about three modes of material nature - ignorance, passion and goodness. Each of the characters represent one particular mode. The man is in the mode of ignorance, his wife in mode of passion and old woman the mode of goodness. The way they behave proofs the absolute necessity of the mode of goodness in people's behavior. This makes this film not only enjoyable but also educational.