The Puppet Master: A Jiří Trnka Retrospective

OLD CZECH LEGENDS

Directed by Jiri Trnka

Czechoslovakia, 1953, 1h 31min, DCP, 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 17

This stop-motion feature tells the story of the founding of the ancient land of the Czechs. It is a compendium of legend, lore, and fact, imbued with Jirí Trnka’s strange and beautiful magic.

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.

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