A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! Imported Archival Print! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka
Czechoslovakia | 1948 | Jiří Trnka
A Chinese emperor prefers his mechanical nightingale to a real one in this colorful and imaginative stop-motion adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. No dialogue. 35mm. 72 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 12-min. The Two Frosts (Dva mrazíci, 1954, subtitles, DCP) featuring the voices of Czech comedians Vlasta Burian and Jan Werich.
Special admission $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. 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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