The Puppet Master: A Jiří Trnka Retrospective

Jiří TRNKA: SHORTS

Directed by Jiri Trnka

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The Puppet Master: A Jiří Trnka Retrospective

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

With an introduction from programmer Irena Kovarova of Comeback Company.

This selection of short films from the visionary Czech animator Jiří Trnka includes the films SPRINGMAN AND THE SS, ARCHANGEL GABRIEL & MISTRESS GOOSE, THE HAND, SONG OF THE PRAIRIE, and THE DEVIL’S MILL.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Revered as the pioneer of a remarkable genre of animation that utilizes puppets and stop-motion photography, the Czech filmmaker Jiří Trnka conveys the drama and psychology of his characters through his figures’ body language, expressive lighting, and camera movement. We are proud to present a selection of the master’s best films.

The touring retrospective THE PUPPET MASTER: THE FILMS OF JIŘÍ TRNKA 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

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