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100 years of the CSR

The Significant Personalities of Our Lives

Czechoslovakia | 1928 | 3 min | SILENT

This public education film was made by an unknown patriotic author. Ten years after the foundation of independent Czechoslovakia, we still fell strong civic admiration toward the representatives of the era. Their animated portraits are fittingly transformed – for instance the map of Czechoslovakia transforms to Masaryk’s face. The film also uses cutout animation.
The Significant Personalities of Our Lives

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

Ideas in Search of Light

Karel Dodal, Irena Dodalová | Czechoslovakia | 1938 | 10 min

This black-and-white abstract film warning us against impending world-scale catastrophe uses reflections and shadows. It is the last film made by the Dodals together, who were driven apart by Nazism. The film was never screened in Czech cinemas, but it was screened at the Venice festival.
Ideas in Search of Light

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Springer and SS-Men

Jiří Trnka | Czechoslovakia | 1946 | 14 min

This classical slapstick comedy is studio Bratři v triku settling the accounts with the hated occupants. One of our few superheroes fearlessly faces the Nazis while hopping on springs. The film is full of visual humour and inventive ideas foreshadowing the studio’s bright future.
The Springer and SS-Men

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

A Song about a Harmonica

Jiří Brdečka | Czechoslovakia | 1974 | 6 min

In our chronological programme, this film should be screened later, but its theme places it right here: the last day of the liberation of Prague during which a Soviet soldier is killed by a German bullet. The film was made to commemorate the occasion – it is the only one that Jiří Brdečka was ever forced to do. Nowadays it is a testimony to two kinds of constraint.
A Song about a Harmonica

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

Temporary Job

Eduard Hofman, Zdeněk Miler | Czechoslovakia | 1950 | 13 min

This film phenomenon is probably the best example of the period enthusiasm of eager communists (not only in animation). Miler’s elaborate visual style naturally mixes social realism with fairy-tales. And even though it literally visualises the saying “no bees no honey, no work no money”, it remains captivating to this day.
Temporary Job

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Eye

Juraj Bindzár | Czechoslovakia | 1968 | 6 min

This experimental film dealing with the tragedy of human malice and dissatisfied society was unfortunately finished in 1968. It is the only Slovak animated film to end up banned and also the first and last film made by director, poet and singer Juraj Bindzár.
The Eye

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Song

Jaroslava Havettová | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | 5 min | CS

The first Slovak music video made for a song by Waldemar Matuška and Helena Vondráčková was made by Czechoslovak duo Havettová and Popovič. The authors drew inspiration from George Dunning’s famous Yellow Submarine.
The Song

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

Chess

Viktor Kubal | Czechoslovakia | 1974 | 5 min

This animated slapstick is set on a chessboard. Kubal’s film is an allegory on society without freedom in which our every step is governed by strict rules and “kings and queens” who prevent us from disobeying the clear rules of the game.
Chess

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Queues

Helena Slavíková-Rabarová | Czechoslovakia | 1980 | 7 min

Za socializmu sa čakalo všade a na všetko. Pár vynaliezavých jednotlivcov si však vždy našlo kratšiu cestu. Svojim kritickým postojom k „ekonomike nedostatku“ sa tento film výrazne líši od zvyšku tvorby Heleny Rabarovej-Slavíkovej, ktorá sa primárne venovala detskej tvorbe a je známa najmä svojim cyklom folklórnych veršovačiek pre deti Maľovanky – spievanky.
The Queues

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Last Stone

Július Hučko, Jaroslava Havettová | Czechoslovakia | 1982 | 5 min

How does an artist deal with official requests to constantly change his work? This film presents a conflict between a politically-unburdened creative intention and a political burden imposed on art which is eventually revealed to be a very pragmatic and selfish intention.
The Last Stone

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Idol

Viktor Kubal | Czechoslovakia | 1989 | 5 min

In his film The Idol, Viktor Kubal copes with the socialist regime very originally and directly. This slapstick comedy about an oppressive regime with a happy ending depicts an obedient citizen who bows to well-known busts for so long until his patience runs out.
The Idol

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia

Jan Švankmajer | Czechoslovakia, Germany, United Kingdom | 1990 | 10 min | CS

Švankmajer’s 10-minute-long brilliant film goodbye to the one-party state era depicts the mechanics of power and the atmosphere and the attitudes of people trapped in the system. After years of censorship, Švankmajer let loose his stream of ideas. His film is a hard beating of the regime big shots, but he knows that overthrowing them is not enough.
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema

No Comment(s)

Pavel Koutský | Czech Republic | 1994 | 3 min

During the 1990s, Pavel Koutský made short reflections for Czech Television in which he used his unique style to comment on topical issues and cases. He managed to portray a complex problem within a few seconds and add a humorous timeless punch line to a television blackout.
No Comment(s)

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.32
free seats: 85
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.32
free seats: 117
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
16.30-18.02
free seats: 8
Světozor Cinema