Czech master animator created magical worlds amid stifling communist censorship | Movie Feature | Chicago Reader

Czech master animator created magical worlds amid stifling communist censorship 

Gene Siskel Film Center presents a dazzling monthlong retrospective on Jiri Trnka

In 1967, a TV crew from the state-run network of communist Czechoslovakia dropped in on veteran illustrator and animator Jiří Trnka at his Prague workshop. The resulting ten-minute segment, which you can find on YouTube, forsakes dialogue for a classical music…

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