no

29.6. - 3.7.2016
Žilina

Balkan Legends: Romania

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
01.07.2016
11:00
Duration 86:10

Romanian animation has been aiming to re-emerge, after a long gap which separated it from the dynamic yet restrictive 1970s and ‘80s. In order to illustrate the old and new trends, we have assembled samples from three stages from 1968 till today. For a glimpse into Romanian animation before 1989 (the fall of Communism), we have chosen two of the most illustrative names, two different styles and techniques: Ion Truică – an artist playing with hand drawing, and Mihai Bădică – specializing in clay animation and stop motion.

Dan Năzdrăvan

directed by Ion Truică

year: 1968
country: RO
duration: 10:00
The bride-to-be of a brave young man is kidnapped by an evil master. In order to win her back, he has to overcome various obstacles - and not even a private army can stop him.

The Carnival / Carnavalul

directed by Ion Truică

year: 1972
country: RO
duration: 08:00
A character in black leaves a dull place and comes to the castle where a bizarre carnival is taking place.

The Legend of the Master Builder / Marea zidire

directed by Ion Truică

year: 1974
country: RO
duration: 14:40
The master promises his ruler that he will build a temple which will have no parallel in the world. However, something keeps complicating the construction.

Gentleman / Hidalgo

directed by Ion Truică

year: 1976
country: RO
duration: 10:00
This is the legend of Don Quixote who tilted at windmills and travelled throughout Spain with his loyal servant.

Icarus / Icar

directed by Mihai Bădică

year: 1974
country: RO
duration: 07:00
First a man learns how to crawl, later how to walk, and then longs to fly.

Genesis / Geneza

directed by Mihai Bădică

year: 1975
country: RO
duration: 08:00
A possible answer to the question of how life evolved.

Alter ego

directed by Mihai Bădică

year: 1977
country: RO
duration: 12:30
A likeable creature starts to be obsessed with his reflection in the water and his own shadow. This fascination consumes the rest of his life.

The Metaphor / Metafora

directed by Mihai Bădică

year: 1980
country: RO
duration: 08:00
A film about the fight between content and form which results in their mutual harmony.

Galileo Galilei

directed by Mihai Bădică

year: 1984
country: RO
duration: 08:00
It was hard for Galileo Galilei to explain to unbelievers that he was right. But to withdraw his claims was even harder.