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Shorts Program: Jiri Brdecka’s Animated Shorts

Film Society of Lincoln Center

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This program of nine animated shorts by Brdecka spans his entire directing career and showcases his wealth of collaborations with important Czech artists and animators, such as Jiri Trnka and Eva Svankmajerova. From comedy to musical, tragedy, and even horror, the short films here, each designed by a different artist, have it all, even receiving acclaim in the West: Brdecka won the Grand Prix at Annecy International Animation Festival for his film Gallina Vogelbirdae (1963).

Springman and the SS / Perak a SS Jiri Brdecka & Jiri Trnka, Czechoslovakia, 1946, 14m No dialogue

Reason and Emotion / Rozum a cit Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1962, 15m No dialogue

The Frozen Logger / Zmrzly drevar Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1962, 5m In English 

Gallina Vogelbirdae / Spatne namalovana slepice Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1963, 14m No dialogue 

The Letter M / Slovce M Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1964, 9m Czech with English subtitles 

Forester’s Song / Do lesicka na cekanou Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1966, 10m Czech with English subtitles 

Metamorpheus / Metamorfeus Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 13m Latin and Czech with English subtitles

There Was a Miller on a River / Jsouc na rece mlynar jeden Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1971, 11m Czech with English subtitles 

Prince Copperslick / Trinacta komnata prince Medence Jiri Brdecka, Czechoslovakia, 1980, 9m Czech with English subtitles

Introduction by Tereza Brdeckova, film writer and daughter of Jiri Brdecka

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