Golden Age of Czech Animation

07 Sep 2018 – 30 Sep 2018 | GOMA | Cinema A

The Australian Cinémathèque presents the works of celebrated Czech animators Hermína Týrlová, Jiří Trnka and Karel Zeman. Known as the first lady of Czech animation, Hermína Týrlová’s playful use of mixed media from wood to bakery products won her awards at prominent international film festivals. Jiří Trnka’s stop motion puppet animations rivalled Walt Disney in both output and international acclaim, earning him the title the ‘Disney of the East’. Karel Zeman took animation to new poetic heights, interweaving animation techniques with live-action filmmaking. All three overcame the constraints of postwar politics to create extraordinary works which still inform the work of filmmakers like Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson.

6.00pm 7 September 2018
ARIA Music Award winner Heinz Riegler reimagines the early works of groundbreaking Czech animators Karel Dodal, Hermína Týrlová, and Irena Rosnerová, through the live performance of a new electronic soundscape.

QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film Archive, Prague in providing materials for this program.