‘The follow-up of two film adaptations of Jan Werich’s book consists of three stories, which were not included in the two preceding films: About Giants’ Extinction in Sumava (Jak na Šumavě vyhynuli obři), About a Hat with a Jay’s Feather (O kloboučku s pérkem sojčím aneb Král měl syny) and Wisdom and Luck (Rozum a Štěstí). Werich’s stories are in fact modern fairy tales. His narratives are based on everyday experiences of ordinary people and try to answer the question of whether it is sense or sensibility that is more important in life. The stories are also about love, friendship and defeating deadly selfish ambition and stupidity. The Fimfárum trilogy marks a return to the origins of Czech animation. It merges inspiration by old puppet traditions and contemporary puppet poetry of the Czech puppeteers’ youngest generation. The entire film is “hand-made” using the technique of moving puppets, which in no way lags behind modern day digital productions.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the programme. The cinema is accessible through the reception of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. Please note the entrance is on Bayswater Road. The film will be screened with English subtitles.
There will be an ANIMATION WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN organised after the screening at 5pm. The children will learn basics of a stop-motion animation, making of animated toys and the techniques of Pixilation (animation of movements of real people) or Claymation (plasticine animation). Please note that the number of places available at the workshop is limited to 30′ (CC)