Jiří Trnka - A Long Lost Friend

Jiří Trnka - A Long Lost Friend
Jiří Trnka - Nalezený přítel

Czech Republic, France, 2019, 80 min
Documentary

Jiří Trnka - A Long Lost Friend
Jiří Trnka - Nalezený přítel

Czech Republic, France, 2019, 80 min
Documentary

Joël Farges, a French filmmaker in his 60s is looking for a destiny of his favourite film from his childhood. It was a Prince Bayaya by Jiří Trnka. Trnka’s films were once known and popular in France. Trnka’s career peaked when the Cold War raged between the East and West blocks. His films were presented as an artistic counterweight to commercial production of Disney. Leftist western intellectuals were amazed; Trnka's films were narrated by Jean Cocteau and Richard Burton, winning prizes in Cannes and Venice and became a valuable export article for the totalitarian regime. Trnka found that he had become a puppet himself of a political system. His disillusion led him to revolt. He left us a body of work celebrating a unique experience, the freedom associated with eternal youth.

Writer / Tereza Brdečková    DoP / Lukáš Hyksa    Editor / Adéla Špaljová    Sound / Ivo Špalj    Music / Václav Trojan

Release Date / 28 November 2019

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