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29.6. - 3.7.2016
Žilina

Balkan Legends: Slovenia

New Synagogue: H2
02.07.2016
16:00
Duration 69:30

05 November 1952. After returning from Prague, where from Jiři Trnka he had learnt about puppet animation, Saša Dobrila finished his first animation film. The film crew and producer were Slovenian, hence 1952 is considered the beginning of the history of Slovenian animation film. Puppet animation became the priority for the Triglav Film national production house, which enabled the genre’s dynamic development, its own puppet section, and production increased further and attracted numerous new artists, screenplay writers, puppet and set designers, directors and cameramen. Among the puppeteers, special mention should be made of Dušan Hrovatin. The volume of his work could hardly be matched even at the international level, yet he was so modest in working for other directors that he only directed one film himself (Kitarist). For almost ten years all Slovenian animated production was based on puppet animation, and since the production infrastructure was lacking all authors had to continually invent new technological solutions.

 

With this suitable-for-all-ages retrospective, we pay homage to the pioneers of Slovenian animation.

 

Igor Prassel

Programme Director – Animateka International Animated Film Festival

7 At Once / 7 na en mah

directed by Saša Dobrila

year: 1952
country: SI
duration: 10:00
An animated version of the famous story (based on the Grimm brothers) about a tailor who killed seven flies with one stroke and thus won a princess as his wife.

The Bank / Banka

directed by Mile de Gleria

year: 1960
country: SI
duration: 10:00
A cat unsuccessfully tries to rob a mouse’s bank account. Mice - the bank’s clients - get help from a dog who becomes the bank’s security guard.

Bongo

directed by Saša Dobrila

year: 1958
country: SI
duration: 12:30
Bongo is the spoiled son of an African king. When he wants a snowman, the villagers bring him one in a refrigerator. But the snowman melts, and the boy starts crying again.

Intermezzo

directed by Dušan Povh

year: 1960
country: SI
duration: 08:20
A symbolic play of abandoned toys and the lonely moon in a sleeping boy’s room.

The Year 3003 / Anno 3003

directed by Ivo Lehpamer

year: 1962
country: SI
duration: 10:00
The future of humankind in the era of robots. When a puppet responds in a humanlike manner, the conveyor belt world is thrown into disorder.

Sleepyhead / Zaspane

directed by Črt Škodlar

year: 1959
country: SI
duration: 08:20
Little Miha is not fond of school. No one can get him out of bed, except for a doctor with a big syringe.

The Wedding / Poroka

directed by Janez Menart

year: 1962
country: SI
duration: 10:20
A hungry cat attempts to eat a newly-wed mice couple. The couple lives happily ever after, while the cat must content himself with powdered mice.