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7 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012

The Good Soldier Svejk (Eps I, II, III)

Adapting Jaroslav Hasek's raucous satirical novel, and also bringing Josef Lada's equally famous illustrations to garrulous puppet life, posed Trnka one of his biggest creative challenges. Trnka himself felt that the final episode was the most artistically successful, but there's much to enjoy in all three, not least the way that the lackadaisical layabout Švejk's own self-serving anecdotes are realised through cut-out animation. (Czechoslovakia, 1955, 88 min, English commentary)

Director: Jiri Trnka
Czechoslovakia, 1955, 88 min

BFI: 17 April at 20.50, 24 April at 18.20
Watershed Bristol: 7 April
Filmhouse Edinburgh: 11 April
Glasgow Film Theatre: 29 April


BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
Filmhouse Edinburgh, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Glasgow Film Theatre,12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB


BFI Southbank, Watershed Bristol, Filmhouse Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Theatre


From: 7 Apr 2012
To: 29 Apr 2012


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