Jiří Trnka, Czechoslovakia, 1947, 78 min., Czech w/ English subtitles
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE OF NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION
Trnka established his reputation as a world-renowned master of puppet animation with his Venice prize-winning first feature, a kinetic visual symphony bursting with music and dance that celebrates the customs and folklore of the Czech people.
Introduced by Irena Kovarova, founder of the Comeback Company and curator of The Puppet Master.
The touring retrospective THE PUPPET MASTER: THE COMPLETE JIŘÍ TRNKA is produced by Comeback Company, originated at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Curated by Irena Kovarova. Films provided by the Czech National Film Archive. Image Courtesy of Czech National Film Archive.