SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 2
10:30
£5.00
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
1hr 30 mins
Dir: Various

A surreal selection of dark visions, ghostly stories and cautionary tales from the masters of European puppet animation. This retrospective will send you on a journey with some of central Europe’s most influential puppet filmmakers – and will send a shiver down your spine.

FILMS:

A Drop Too Much / O Skleničku Víc

Dirs: Bretislav Pojar, Jiří Trnka
Czech Republic 1953
18 mins

A cautionary tale about the perils of drink driving. One of the first films directed by the highly influential Czech film director, Břetislav Pojar with Art Direction by the Master of Puppet Filmmaking, Jiří Trnka.

Yuki Onna

Dir: Jiří Barta
Czech Republic 2013
15 mins

A traditional ghost story – ‘The Snow Woman’ is a classical Japanese legend popularised by the 1965 Japanese horror film, ‘Kwaidan’. The most recent film directed by influential Czech animated filmmaker, Jiří Barta.

Scones / Süti

Dir: Gyula Nagy
Hungary 1984
8 mins 30 secs

When the baker is not around, dough comes to life – only to realise their ultimate fate and seek their revenge. Written and directed by the prominent Hungarian animated film screenwriter, Gyula Nagy.

The Fantastic Flower Shop / Fantastyczny Sklep z Kwiatami

Dir: Paweł Partyka
Poland 2001
15 mins

A flower shop comes to life when the owner goes home. Directed by Paweł Partyka, it was the last film made by Oscar-winning Polish film studio Se-Ma-For using a Crass 35 mm stop motion camera.

D.I.M

Dir: Marek Skrobecki
Poland 1992
10 mins 30 secs

Two human-size puppets await their fate together. The film that established the innovative puppet animation style that highly renowned Polish film director, Marek Skrobecki, is known for today.

Body Memory / Keha Mälu

Dir: Ülo Pikkov
Estonia 2011
9 mins

Our body remembers more than we can imagine – the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. Directed by Ülo Pikkov at Nukufilm, a celebrated Estonian animation studio that specialises in puppet animation.

The Christmas Ballad

Dir: Michal Zabka
Czech Republic 2016
9 mins

In a city destroyed by war, a boy collects broken toys to replace his friends and family. Directed by Czech ‘New Wave’ director, Michal Zabka and based on the last script by Břetislav Pojar.


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