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The second animated feature film to be inspired by Jan Werich’s book of fairytales. It brings together four tales for children young and old, directed by the experienced filmmaker Vlasta Pospíšilová, the highly rated Aurel Klimt and two other directors from different generations – the promising Jan Balej and the seasoned Břetislav Pojar.
This is the second time that Jan Werich’s book of modern fairytales entitled Fimfarum has inspired an animated feature film. Four years after the successful Jan Werich’s Fimfarum (Fimfárum Jana Wericha, 2002), this new film brings together another four stories, with the direction this time shared between the experienced filmmaker Vlasta Pospíšilová, the highly rated Aurel Klimt and two other directors from very different generations – the promising Jan Balej and the seasoned Břetislav Pojar. The story “Uncle, Why Is the Sea Salty?” is about a magic coffee grinder that a poor peasant gets from Lucifer himself. The tale “Three Sisters and One Ring” describes how three sisters compete to see who can play the smartest trick on her husband. The story “The Hunchbacks of Damascus” is the tale of a trio of ugly brothers who finally meet with good fortune. “Little Thumb” tells the colourful tale of a boy who is too small for our great age.
About the director
Aurel Klimt (b. 1972) Select filmogr.: Mashkin Killed Koshkin (1995), Bloody Hugo – An Eastern (1997), The Fall (1999), The Enchanted Bell (2000), collaboration with Vlasta Pospíšilová on the film Jan Werich’s Fimfárum (2002 - the stories Franta the Fearless and Fimfarum). Vlasta Pospíšilová (b. 1935), a living legend of the Czech animation school. Select filmogr.: Maryshka and Wolf’s Castle, The Magic Orchard (1982), Mrs. Poverty (1984), Miserly Barka (1986), When the Oak Leaves Fall (1991), Fulfilled Dream (2000). Jan Balej (b. 1958) worked as an artist at the Jiří Trnka Studio. Select filmogr.Tom Paleček (1994), Doings of the Hippopotamus Family (2003), Whirl (2004). Břetislav Pojar (b. 1923) is one of the classics of Czech animation; his films have won a number of awards. Select filmogr. The Lion and the Song (1960), They Met by Kolín (1965), To See Or Not To See (1969), Balablok (1972), Bum (1979).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Czech Films 2005-2006|
|Director:||Jan Balej, Vlasta Pospíšilová, Aurel Klimt|
|Screenplay:||Jan Balej, Jiří Kubíček, Aurel Klimt, Břetislav Pojar|
|Dir. of Photography:||Miroslav Špála, Jakub Šimůnek, Radim Loukota, Zdeněk Pospíšil|
|Editor:||Lucie Haladová, Magda Sandersová|
|Producer:||Martin Vandas, Aurel Klimt|
|Production:||MAUR Film, Studio Zvon, Anima|
|Cast:||Jan Werich, Ota Jirák (vypravěči / narrators)|
|Contact:||MAUR Film s.r.o.|