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17 Oct 2015 15:45

Old Czech Legends

This year marks 103 years since the birth of Jiří Trnka – artist, illustrator and one of the pioneers of puppet animation. This digitally remastered version of his fourth feature is based on Alois Jirásek’s collection of legends in which history enters the world of myth. The stories of Forefather Čech (who founded the Czech nation), Princess Libuše and Přemysl the Ploughman are among six tales combined in a total composition and progressive narrative. A great success on its initial release, Trnka’s imaginative dream world merges seamlessly with that of folk legend, creating its effects through movement and lighting. The eye of the illustrator and animator join to create a uniquely expressive world – a vitality enhanced by a striking score by Václav Trojan. (Peter Hames)

Oct 17, 2015 3:45 PM
BFI Southbank, NFT2

Followed by Q&A with the director of Czech National Film Archive Michal Bregant


Director Jiří Trnka, screenwriter Jiří Trnka, Czechoslovakia 1952, 84 mins, production company Československý státní film – Loutkový film Praha

Czech films at 2015 BFI London Film Festival


BFI Southbank, NFT2, London


17 Oct 2015 15:45


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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