A Special Event! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka. New Digital Restoration!
Czechoslovakia | 1947 | Jiří Trnka
Jiří Trnka’s first animated feature—“an absolute revelation,” according to the Dictionary of Films—is a stop-motion celebration of Czech music, dance, folklore, and customs chronicling a year of life in a rural village. “A deeply magical film fantasy.” -Jean-Pierre Coursodon. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 78 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 15-min. The Gift (Dárek, 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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