WATERSHED CINEMA 2
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
1hr 30 mins
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.
A Drop Too Much / O Skleničku Víc
Dirs: Bretislav Pojar, Jiří Trnka
Czech Republic 1953
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.
Dir: Jiří Barta
Czech Republic 2013
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
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
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.
Dir: Marek Skrobecki
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
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
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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