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Films By Jirí Trnka

There are people, and there are walls - walls of ignorance, self-interest, mistrust, and only after these walls are torn down can we begin to live as human beings. This film was the winner of an international UNESCO competition on portrayal of the aims of the organisation. ... Read more
Jiri Trnka's modern fairy story is an answer to the worship of technique to the exclusion of sensibility. ... Read more
A modern ballad of a passionate motorist. The hero of Jiri Trnka's puppet film was born with a craze for speed; this motif is recorded in six variations. ... Read more
This puppet film is a lively and effective parody of the false romanticism and shoddy adventure stories characteristic of Hollywood's fifth-rate Westerns. Jiri Trnka is one of the leading producers of puppet films in Europe, his work including both short films, such as the Song of the Prairie and ... Read more
Jirí Trnka's latest film tells how a potter is tormented by an enormous hand which constantly interferes with his efforts to create something of his own. ... Special Prize, Annecy Festival; First Prize, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
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