Czech Animation Weekend

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Ended 25 September 2016
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Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Kingdom of Thailand, with FilmVirus and The Reading Room present a two-day special screening program of Czech animation, and a presentation by Keiko Sei, an independent curator and film scholar.

The history of animation would not be complete without names such as Jiří Trnka, Karel Zeman and Jan Švankmajer who together established the fame of Czech animation throughout the world since mid-1920s until today; with its special characteristics of an absence of uniformity, a strong desire to search and a considerable individualism; an intellect which makes it oppose schematism; a respect for film language, its montage and its spatial and temporal nature; and, finally, humanity which can go as far as self-irony.

We invite you to be captivated by rare and classic animations by legendary Czech directors: Jiří Trnka, Břetislav Pojar, Karel Zeman, Jan Švankmajer และ Jiří Bárta. See you next weekend!

Screening Schedule

Sat. 24 September
1-4pm “History of Czech Animation” presentation by Keiko Sei

4:30-6:30pm: Jiří Trnka 
The Emperor's Nightingale (1949) 72min.
Cybernetic Grandma (1962)* 29min.
Hand (1968) 18min.

6:45-7:25pm: Břetislav Pojar
Drop too much (1954) 19min.
The Lion and the Song (1959) 16min.
Potkali se u Kolína - Pane, pojďte si hrát (Sir, Come and Play - They met at Kolin) (1965) 14min.

Sun. 25 September
1:00-2:30pm: Karel Zeman
Invention for Destruction

2:30-3:30pm: Jan Švankmajer
Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)* 14min.
Darkness Light Darkness (1989) 7min.
Jabberwocky (1971)* 14min.
The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983)* 15min.

4:00-5:20pm: Jiří Bárta
The Ballad of the Green Wood (1983) 11min.
The Pied Piper (Krysar) (1986)* 53min.

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