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Forgotten Czech Female Directors

April Fool’s Day

Jana Merglová | Czechoslovakia | 1964 | 3 min

As the film’s title suggests, Jana Merglová made a playful film demonstrating the joy of animation – animating the inanimate, this time ordinary objects seen or rather ignored every day. Objects of various colours, shapes and materials suddenly acquire new characters.
April Fool’s Day

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

The Illustrated Woman

Pavla Řezníčková | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | 6 min | CS

This film, based on a story of the same name by Ray Bradbury about a peculiar tattooed woman, is formally a series of artistically rich static images brought to life by camera and editing and accompanied by captivating narration by Miroslav Macháček and flute played by Jiří Stivín.
The Illustrated Woman

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

The Hen

Lucie Dvořáková | Czechoslovakia | 1984 | 4 min | CS

Many philosophers are trying to answer the question of what came first. But in her film based on Miloš Macourek’s script, Lucie Dvořáková wants to know what’s more important. First, she shows the fictitious history of the egg in art, only to come to a surprising and humorous conclusion in the end.
The Hen

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

Yeti

Petra Fundová | Czechoslovakia | 1985 | 6 min | CS

Vlastimil Brodský narrates Alois Mikulka’s story about a Yeti, sceptical scientists and what happens when one takes too many pills. Petra Fundová took advantage of the story’s comical potential and concentrated mainly on scenes when the Yeti meets the human world.
Yeti

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

About a Fisherman That Never Caught Anything

Nina Čampulková | Czechoslovakia | 1984 | 8 min

Nina Čampulková also chose a story by Alois Mikulka. This poetic story about a fisherman who goes fishing, not to catch anything but rather to dream, proved right for her naïve artistic exercise in which she naturally connected the setting of a modern city with fantastic landscapes from the fisherman’s dreams.
About a Fisherman That Never Caught Anything

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

How the Bloke Got All the Work Mixed Up

Lenka Naibauerová | Czechoslovakia | 1988 | 6 min | CS

Thanks to its excellent folklore visual style, this music video for a folklore song about a man who one day decides to show everyone that he can do any job as well as his wife, looks like a whimsical folk comedy, but it is also a topical parallel on gender stereotypes.
How the Bloke Got All the Work Mixed Up

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

Hippo Mummy Is a Daddy

Šarlota Zahrádková | Czechoslovakia | 1988 | 7 min | CS

Šarlota Zahrádková’s story can be seen as an innocent tale about children’s game of mummy and daddy. But the seemingly cute hippo story hides a clever satire on stereotype gender role and division of work in many traditional families.
Hippo Mummy Is a Daddy

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

On the Road

Tereza Kučerová | Czechoslovakia | 1991 | 7 min

Tereza Kučerová’s metaphorical film is the second of her three animated shorts. The themes that loosely accompany her work are mainly interpersonal relationships but also self-reflection, growth and one’s personal journey – a central symbol of this film.
On the Road

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

Tremble

Kateřina Nováková | Czechoslovakia | 1972 | 4 min

This original graduation film is based on a poetic story by Martin Wernisch, son of the poet Ivan Wernisch. Narrated by actor Jiří Adamíra, the film recounts a bizarre series of encounters between bandits and various inhabitants of the forest. “And they kept on going…and thought it all very funny.”
Tremble

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

Versus

Miroslava Humplíková | Czechoslovakia | 1992 | 8 min

Miroslava Humplíková’s film is unique not only thanks to her collaboration with the renowned Czech graphic artist Kája Saudek who imprinted his unique comic book style on the film, but also thanks to its original narrative which deals with gender stereotypes in a very modern and humorous way, considering the era when the film was made.
Versus

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema

White Dreams

Zdeněk Novák, Blanka Šperková | Czechoslovakia | 1987 | 9 min

In her poetic film, Blanka Šperková utilized not only Chantal Poullain’s acting, but also hand-made artistic objects created from wires. The resulting film is an original parable of the complexity of the human mind and the meaning of invisible things that surround us.
White Dreams

Fr 04/05/2018
17.00-18.08
free seats: 52
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.30-15.38
free seats: 107
Světozor Cinema