Skip to main content

Bartakiada

Czechoslovakia, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Oldrich Haberle

Animated version of a trying day in the life of modern man using the character and artwork of the famous Czech cartoonist Miroslav Bartak who could be a relative of our own Leunig.

See also...

THE PIED PIPER

Here THE PIED PIPER becomes elevated to a high moral tale using intricately carved puppets and sets reminiscent of German Expressionist films (16 walnut puppets and over 170 different sets were ... More »

The Star of Bethlehem

Hermina Tvrlova, a Czech animator ranking in fame close to Jiri Trnka, uses her favourite material, wool, to tell the Bible story of the Star of Bethlehem. ... More »

THAT CAT . . .

The Czechs have always had a fondness and talent for fantasy and in That Cat they have found a particularly intriguing central theme. A small town suddenly finds itself transformed by the magical ... More »

The Scented Panther

An episode in a serial about two little bears, in which one of the bears falls in love with their playmate, a panther-who is really a kitten. ... More »

COTTAGE NEAR A WOOD

Jiří Menzel, director of Closely Watched Trams, returns with this study of the world-wide trend for suburban dwellers to move out to the country, buying up weekenders and holiday houses. ... A ... More »

HOT SUMMER SHADOWS

Baran is a sheep farmer who lives in an isolated house with his wife and tw children. His only trips away are to a nearby village for shopping. The post-war atmosphere is still tense as troops loyal ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director