Dobrý voják Svejk (The Good Soldier Svejk) 1955 Ages 15+

6.00PM Wed 26 Sep 2018 (1hr 16mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Adapted from the scathingly funny, hugely influential anti-war classic by anarchist writer Jaroslav Hašek, this three-part satirical farce charts the exploits of the eponymous World War I infantryman, whose antic misadventures continually frustrate his commanding officers — and reveal the absurdity of the entire conflict. Basing his designs on the novel’s original, celebrated illustrations by Josef Lada, Trnka mixes his trademark puppetry with striking cut-out animation sequences to accompany the droll, rambling tales that Švejk spins. The result is a subversive anti-authoritarian statement that captures the novel’s biting wit and irreverent spirit.' – Film Society of Lincoln Center

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 74 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JIRÍ TRNKA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PRODUCTION COMPANY: CESKOSLOVENSKÝ STÁTNÍ FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP