Jiří Trnka: A Long Lost Friend

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Director:Joël Farges
Cast:Reginald Huguenin, Tereza Brdečková, Jan Trnka, Helena Trnková
Length:80 minutes
Genre:Document

Jiří Trnka: A Long Lost Friend

Jiří Trnka: Nalezený přítel ; Joël Farges, 2019, versions: OR, languages: ces, fra

Director: Joël Farges • Scenario: Joël Farges, Tereza Brdečková • Cast: Reginald Huguenin, Tereza Brdečková, Jan Trnka, Helena Trnková, Edgar Dutka

Joël Farges, a French filmmaker in his 60s, is looking for the destiny of his favourite childhood film: Prince Bayaya by Jiří Trnka (1912 – 1969), whose films were once known and popular in France. His career peaked at the height of the Cold War between the Eastern and Western blocs, when his films were presented as an artistic counterweight to Disney’s commercial production. Leftist western intellectuals were amazed; Trnkaʼs films were narrated by Jean Cocteau and Richard Burton, and winning prizes in Cannes and Venice. As the films became a valuable export for the totalitarian regime, Trnka found that he himself had become a puppet of the political system. His disillusion led to revolt. He left us a body of work celebrating a unique experience, the freedom associated with eternal youth.

Length: 80 min

Year: 2019

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • France

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, french)

Director: Joël Farges • Scenario: Joël Farges, Tereza Brdečková • Cast: Reginald Huguenin, Tereza Brdečková, Jan Trnka, Helena Trnková, Edgar Dutka

Joël Farges, a French filmmaker in his 60s, is looking for the destiny of his favourite childhood film: Prince Bayaya by Jiří Trnka (1912 – 1969), whose films were once known and popular in France. His career peaked at the height of the Cold War between the Eastern and Western blocs, when his films were presented as an artistic counterweight to Disney’s commercial production. Leftist western intellectuals were amazed; Trnkaʼs films were narrated by Jean Cocteau and Richard Burton, and winning prizes in Cannes and Venice. As the films became a valuable export for the totalitarian regime, Trnka found that he himself had become a puppet of the political system. His disillusion led to revolt. He left us a body of work celebrating a unique experience, the freedom associated with eternal youth.

Year: 2019

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • France

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, french)


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