Jiří Barta

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Jiří Barta
Born (1948-11-26) 26 November 1948 (age 69)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Jiří Barta (born 26 November 1948) is a Czech stop-motion animation director. His films, many of which used the medium of wood for animation, garnered critical acclaim and won many awards, but after the fall of the communist government in Czechoslovakia he was unable to release anything for about 15 years (a situation similar to that faced by Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn). Throughout the 1990s he tried to find funding for a feature film called The Golem, but has thus far only managed to complete a short pilot film, released in 1993, though work on the feature is ongoing as of 2014. In 2007 he released his first computer-animated short film, and on March 5, 2009 he released a new puppet-animated feature film which was geared more towards a children's audience.[1]


Feature films

Short films

  • Riddles for a Candy (Hádanky za bonbón, 1978)
  • The Design (Projekt, 1981)
  • Disc Jockey (Diskzokej, 1981)
  • The Vanished World of Gloves (Zaniklý svět rukavic, 1982)
  • The Ballad of the Green Wood (Balada o zeleném dřevu, 1983)
  • The Last Theft (Poslední lup, 1987)
  • The Club of the Laid Off (Klub odlozenych, 1989)
  • Golem (1993)
  • Cook, Mug, Cook! (Domečku, vař!, 2007)
  • Yuki Onna (2013)


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