Bajaja 1950 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sat 15 Sep 2018 (1hr 27mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Based on a pair of Czech fables, this rousing, medieval-set adventure charts the exploits of a young peasant whose dead mother returns in the form of a white horse, whisking him away on a quest to free her soul from purgatory and save three princesses from a host of hydra-headed dragons. Balancing moments of atmospheric lyricism with vigorous action sequences, the third feature-length collaboration between Trnka and composer Vaclav Trojan—who contributes a stirring, cantata-like score set to text by Surrealist writer Vitezslav Nezval—confirms the pair to be a creative partnership as fruitful as Eisenstein and Prokofiev or Hitchcock and Herrmann.' – Film Society of Lincoln Center.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 87 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JIRÍ TRNKA / SCRIPT: JIRÍ TRNKA, BOZENA NEMOCOVÁ, VÍTEZSLAV NEZVAL, FRANTISEK BRAUN, JAN NOVÁK, KAREL SOBOTKA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: EMANUEL FRANEK, LUDVÍK HÁJEK / MUSIC: VÁCLAV TROJAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CESKOSLOVENSKÝ STÁTNÍ FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP