The Puppet Master: The Complete Jiří Trnka
Jiří Trnka, Czechoslovakia, 1954, 74 min., Czech w/ English subtitles
This riotous anti-authoritarian satire—based on the scathingly funny, hugely influential anti-war classic of Czech literature—charts the exploits of a hapless World War I infantryman with biting, subversive wit.
The Two Frosts (Dva mrazíci)
Jiří Trnka, Czechoslovakia, 1954, 12 min., Czech w/ English subtitles
Two mischievous frost spirits—voiced by famed comedian Vlasta Burian and author, popular actor, and satirist Jan Werich—make things chilly for a pair of travelers in this wintry comic folktale.
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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.