Old Czech Legends
Six folk tales – foundational myths and legends of the Czech people – are drawn from Alois Jirásek’s 1894 book of the same name and vividly brought to life in Jiøí Trnka’s spectacular, multi-award-winning feature-length puppet animation, which has recently undergone a glorious, full digital restoration.
Working with frequent collaborators - the composer Václav Trojan, screenwriter Jiøí Brdeèka, and animators of the rare calibre of Bøetislav Pojar - Trnka deployed the full expressive vocabulary of cinema in bestowing upon each tale’s telling its own distinct atmosphere, in a virtuoso anthology work which continues to influence generations of stop-motion animators.
CaSFFA is proud to screen Old Czech Legends courtesy of the National Film Archive in Prague.
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