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26 November 1948 |
|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.
- The Pied Piper (Krysař, 1986)
- Toys in the Attic (Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?, 2009)
- The Golem (TBA)
- 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)
- Jiří Barta at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Barta concerning The Golem
- Overview of The Pied Piper of Hameln
- Collection of clips from his films (also the "trailer" for The Golem)
- Official site for "In the Attic"
- Production company site for "In the Attic"
- Variety review of "In the Attic"
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