2 Apr 2012 - 13 May 2012
Jiri Trnka's Retrospective
Throughout April and May the Czech Centre London celebrates the work of the Czech animation pioneer Jiří Trnka (1912-69) with a retrospective season in the centenary of his birth. The so called Walt Disney of the East, Trnka was responsible for introducing the Czech puppet film to the world. The season spans the director’s career taking in his wildly ambitious feature debut, The Czech Year (1947) that traces the passage of a single year in the Czech countryside, via two programmes of shorts, Trnka Shorts for Children and Trnka Shorts for Adults, adaptations of Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1959) and Hans Christian Andersen (The Emperor’s Nightingale, 1948) and a very special Q&A with director, animator and protégé of Trnka Vlasta Pospisilova.
London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow
From: 2 Apr 2012
To: 13 May 2012
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event