Císařův slavík (The Emperor’s Nightingale) 1948 Ages 12+

3.15PM Sun 9 Sep 2018 (55mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Trnka’s adaptation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is an enchanting animated jewel box. Framed by live-action sequences — about a lonely boy shut away from fun and play — the story unfolds as a child’s dream vision, a tale of illusion versus reality in which a Chinese emperor is ensorcelled first by the song of a nightingale, then by its mechanical replica. Working in a rich red, green, and gold visual palette, Trnka conjures a hallucinatory storybook world of moonlit bamboo forests, softly glowing Chinese lanterns, and bursting fireworks displays, all set to a gorgeous, rhapsodic score by key collaborator Václav Trojan.' – Film Society of Lincoln Center

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 55 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKI, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR: JIRÍ TRNKA, MILOS MAKOVEC / SCRIPT: JIRÍ TRNKA, JIRÍ BRDECKA, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, VÍTEZSLAV NEZVAL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FERDINAND PECENKA / EDITOR: HELENA LEBDUSKOVÁ, JIRÍ TRNKA / CAST: HELENA PATOCKOVA, JAROMIR SOBOTOA / MUSIC: VÁCLAV TROJAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LOUTKOVY FILM PRAHA, CESKOSLOVENSKÝ STÁNÍ FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP