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A Special Event! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka. New Digital Restorations!


Czechoslovakia | 1952 | Jiří Trnka


Seven historic Czech legends involving slaves, a wild boar, a women’s revolt, and lust for gold are brought to stunning stop-motion life in this rousing folkloric spectacle that features a veritable “cast of thousands” (all figurines). The climactic battle against attacking wolves and birds is worthy of Kurosawa! “Old Czech Legends was for Trnka what The Nibelungen was for Fritz Lang: an epic full of noble deeds.” –Dictionary of Films. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 91 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 8-min. The Animals and the Brigands (Zviřátka a petrovští, 1946, subtitles).

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

This touring retrospective is produced by Comeback Company, originated at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Curated by Irena Kovarova. Films provided by the Czech National Film Archive. All photos courtesy of Czech National Film Archive. Program descriptions partially derived from film notes written by Andy Lauer.

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Saturday 5/26
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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