CZECHOSLOVAKIA | 91 minutes | 1953

The lives of the earliest inhabitants of the historic land of Bohemia, recounted in a series of six stop-motion animation segments. Released in 1953, this film by the Czech director breathes humanity and empathy into the folk tales behind the heroes and legends of Czechoslovakia. Inspired by the book Ancient Bohemian Legends by Alois Jirásek, Old Czech Legends is proof not just of Trnka’s outstanding artistry and puppeteering talent, but also his amazingly inventive use of cinematic language.


Monday October 9, 2017

Program #145
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Saturday October 14, 2017

Program #292
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Jirí Trnka

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Jirí Brdecka
  • Interpreter Zdenek Stepánek, Eduard Kohout, Karel Höger


  • National Film Archive

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