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Films By Jirí Trnka

A Fable For Friendship (Jiri Trnka, 1958)
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 inte… Read more

Cybernetic Grandmother (Jirí Trnka, 1962)
Jiri Trnka's modern fairy story is an answer to the worship of technique to the exclusion of sensibility. ... Read more

Passion (Jirí Trnka, 1962)
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

Song Of The Prairie (Jiri Trnka, 1951)
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 o… Read more

The Hand (Jirí Trnka, 1965)
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 Pr… Read more

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