Ladislas Starevitch (Russia, 1882-1965) is one of the founders of animated film with puppets. Filem’on 2013 dedicates a retrospective to the man. his films are characterized by their high technical quality, in which real images and animated characters interact. The “Tales of the Magic Watch” is an ideal start to introduce young people to the man’s work. At night, on a large watch, three small robots come to life: a nimble monkey, a beautiful dancer and a clown acrobat. nina, the watchmaker’s daughter, begins to dream away. First she becomes a little street singer, then ballerina and finally princess. From an attack on a castle, to mermaids, to dragons, the adventure never stops … like the hands of a clock.