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Jiří Brdečka: Life – Animation – Magic

Authors: Tereza Brdečková, Jiří Brdečka, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Jiří Kubíček
Hardcover, 203 pages
published by Limonadovy Joe s.r.o.

The life and work of a major filmmaker – animator and screenwriter Jiri Brdecka – is an engrossing journey into the art, personalities, politics and fight for artistic freedom in Czechoslovakia 1948-81. The book offers an intimate yet critical portrait of Brdecka, one of the founders of Czech animation, who created 35 short films and conceived and wrote scripts for feature films, winning numerous international awards. Profusely illustrated with original photos, personal documents, film stills, storyboards and drawings, Jiri Brdecka – Life – Animation –Magic is an acute vision of Brdecka’s inner world, his ironic and poetic sensibility and his impact on the world of animation and film.