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Břetislav Pojar    - Czech Republic -

Břetislav Pojar  was born October 7, 1923 in  Sušice, Czechoslovakia. He is a puppeteer, animator and director of short and feature films.

Pojar compiled an extensive body of work as a director and animator in Czechoslovakia, where he made films in both puppet animation to the more common stop motion animation.

In the mid-1960s, Pojar emigrated to Canada, where he began a long collaboration with the National Film Board. His Canadian work is some of his best known, and it has won awards at prestigious international film festivals.

Pojar's work is characterized by strong social commentary, such as in Balablok, where armies of small circle- and square-shaped beings war with each other until they are all wounded into indistinguishable shapes. Often, Pojar's shorts contain little or no spoken dialogue.

More recently, Pojar moved back to the Czech Republic in order to co-direct the collaborative animated feature film Fimfárum 2 (based on the stories of Jan Werich), which was released in 2006.

  Programme

  'Monsieur & monsieur'

 

 

 

Three short films for very young children

   by Břetislav Pojar and Miroslav Stepánek

 

1965/1975

   

La pęche ŕ la princesse 

 
   

Blaise, le balaise 

 
   

Quand on était jeunes… 

 

 

  Programme 1

 

 

   

Darwin-anti-Darwin – What the rain worm did not have any idea about

1969
   

Balablok

1972
   

To see or not to see

1969
   

E

1981
   

The romance from the darkness

1986

 

  Programme 2

 

 

   

Umbrella

1957
   

The lion and the song

1959
   

The apple maiden

1973