The Puppet Master: A Jiří Trnka Retrospective

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Directed by Jiri Trnka

Czechoslovakia, 1959, 1h 16min, DCP, In Czech with English subtitles

The Puppet Master: A Jiří Trnka Retrospective

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Sat, Nov 24

Puppet animator Jirí Trnka is in many ways the perfect filmmaker to illustrate Shakespeare’s tale of magic and love deep within the wooded domain of the fairies. Baroque and luminous.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Revered as the pioneer of a remarkable genre of animation that utilizes puppets and stop-motion photography, the Czech filmmaker Jirí 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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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