Experiment 5IVE is an anthology of five films of five minutes each by five well-known Russian directors, inspired and financed by the chewing gum company Wrigley. The idea derives from the fact that the brand’s 5IVE REACT gum has the curious feature of tasting differently for every person that tries it—hence the anthology’s press, hyping how each mini-film “offers to the viewer the opportunity to ponder the individuality and unrepeatability of his own perceptions”. The five shorts are:
- Sunrise/Sunset by Pyotr Buslov
- Bloodrop by Aleksei Popogrebsky
- Portrait (Портрет) by Aleksandr Veledinskiy
- Atlantica (Атлантика) by Igor Voloshin
- Secret (Тайна) by Andrey Zvyagintsev
When Sid accidentally destroys Manny's heirloom Christmas rock and ends up on Santa's naughty list, he leads a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right and ends up making things much worse.
Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.
A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.