Focus on Czech Animation
Konec stalinizma na Češkem / Konec stalinismu v Čechách / The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
Češka, 1990, 35mm, 9:57
Stalin's bust is opened on an operating table, and this leads into an animated sequence that depicts Czech history from 1948, when it was taken over by Communists, to 1989, when the Velvet Revolution took place. Background knowledge of the historical context is required for one to fully understand and appreciate the entirely visual film.
Besede, besede, besede / Řeči, řeči, řeči / Words, words, words
Češka, 1991, 35mm, 8:00
One café, many people, many talks, one couple, one life.
Padec / Pád / The Fall
Češka, 1997, 35mm, 5:26
Aurel Klimt’s second hallucinatory puppet animation based on the Russian absurdist writer, Daniil Kharms. As a man waits to fall to his death, overzealous morticians stand in the way of help.
Mumps / Příušnice / Mumps
Češka, 1998, 35mm, 7:00
A six-year-old girlie Marie writes a diary during the last month of summer holiday, right before she goes into first grade. We learn how she has been perceiving the changes in her family through the world of wax pens, watercolours and markers. A graduation film at Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in 1998.
Iz življenja mamic / Ze života matek / From the Lives of Mothers
Češka, 2005, hd, 7:00
From the life of mothers. From the life of mess. About a reckless offspring and his caringly care-laden mother.
Stik / Kontakt / Contact
Češka, 2003, hd, 7:41
There are two different animation techniques, two worlds, two persons. Who will win?
Lonček, kuhaj! / Domečku, vař! / Cook, mug, cook!
Češka, 2007, hd, 9:33
The story takes place in an old tin toy piggy bank in the shape of a house. Its interior is gradually filled with little characters, objects and animals which fly around and meet regularly at certain moments or, alternatively, miss each other. They move within the empty abstract space along geometrical lines resembling the planets of the Solar System.
Češka, 2010, hd, 3:27
Inhale the atmosphere of old smoky cabarets, clubs, cinemas...
A slightly horrid clip for the song of the music group DVA.
Prvinski jezik / Kmenovy jazyk / Basic Language
Češka, 2009, hd, 7:20
A meditation about the world as a never-ending deal of realities, which differ in the scale of surprise and banality. Part one – ground.
Češka, 2010, hd, 6:34
A night lovestory of two outsiders who meet in a closed swimming pool in the middle of a big city.