Skip to main content

Musical Lantern

Czechoslovakia, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Pavel Koutsk√Ĺ

Experimental animation elaborating a musical theme We begin with mundane BCW reality In all its drabness move into colour with the creation of the composition and See the vivid colours and wild shapes of the composers fantasy In the concert finale.

See also...

Love at First Sight

A man tries to woo a woman. He holds a monologue, a lovesick tirade, he threatens, flatters and brags. But his efforts are in vain — the lady does not yield to him. He tries the same monologue ... More »

Homunculus

Through the use of animated relief and puppets, questions to do with human creation and creativity are vividly suggested. The story of medieval alchemist Homunculus. who created a "man", is developed ... More »

Imago

Team of well-known Czech animators have produced a succinct Czech variation on the theme of Bliss. With wit and verve, they draw their little everyman. oppressed by henpecking wife and haranguing ... More »

The Lion and the Ditty

A winner of the Grand Prix at the International Festival of Animated Films at Annecy, this fable symbolizes the supremacy of true art over cruelty and violence. ... More »

Green Plants

Intended for instructional use in schools, this film is a popular science production studying the life and growth of green plants. ... More »

The Ceiling

This film is by one of Czechoslovakia's few women directors — part documentary, part acted. It is a skilful record of the development of a young uni­versity student who turns model, and ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director