Monstra Festival

Classics

Classics

The tale of the fox
The Good Soldier Schweik
The King and the Mockinbird
Krysar - The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Secrets Adventures of Tom Thumb
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
The tale of the fox
France, 1937, 63′

THE TALE OF THE FOX

Director: Ladislas Starevich, Irene Starevich
Writer: Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz
Music: Vincent Scotto
Cinematographer: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Animator: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz
Production: Louis Nalpas, Roger Richebé

In the kingdom of animals, the fox Renard is used to tricking and fooling everyone. Consequently, the King (a lion), receives more and more complaints. Finally, he orders Renard to be arrested and brought before the throne. He continues to fool the other animals and eventually thwarts their attack on his castle, which contains many traps.

The Good Soldier Schweik
Czech Republic, 1955, 76′

THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK

Director: Jirí Trnka
Writer: Jaroslav Hasek, Jirí Trnka, Jan Werich

Adapted from the scathingly funny, hugely influential anti-war classic by anarchist writer Jaroslav Hašek, this three-part satirical farce charts the exploits of the eponymous World War I infantryman, whose antic misadventures continually frustrate his commanding officers — and reveal the absurdity of the entire conflict.

The King and the Mockinbird
France, 1980, 87′

THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD

Director: Paul Grimault, Jacques Prévert
Writer: Jacques Prévert, Paul Grimault
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Cinematographer: Gérard Soirant
Editing: Paul Grimault
Production: Robert Dorfmann

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

Krysar - The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Czech Republic, 1985, 53′

KRYSAR - THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Director: Jiri Barta
Writer: Kamil Pixa
Sound Design: Ivo Spalj
Cinematographer: Vladimir Malik, Ivan Vit
Editing: Helena Lebduskova
Animator: Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, Vlasta Pospisilova, Xenie Vavreckova, Jan Zach
Production: Rudolf Graf, Klara Stoklasova

A  modern version of the medieval German legend about a rat-catcher that punishes the sinful and insolent town Hammeln. It is one of the most complex animated film ever shot. The original legend serves only as a basis for a completely new, exceptional art piece from both artistic and film point of view. The film deserves its place among the masterpieces of the Czech and world animation.

The Secrets Adventures of Tom Thumb
United Kingdom, 1993, 61′

THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB

Director: Dave Borthwick
Writer: Dave Borthwick
Music: John Paul Jones
Cinematographer: Frank Passingham
Animator: Frank Passingham

Tom Thumb meets a variety of strange creatures and eventually discovers a race of miniature humans like himself.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
United Kingdom, 2005, 95′

WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

Director: Nick Park, Steve Box
Writer: Nick Park, Steve Box, Bob Baker & Mark Burton
Music: Julian Nott , Hans Zimmer
Cinematographer: Tristan Oliver, Dave Alex Riddett
Production: Claire Jennings, Cecil Kramer, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Michael Rose, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton

In this delightful adventure, daffy, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit become heroes in stopping a crime spree. They learn that a giant, fuzzy creature is stealing the town’s produce, and the not-completely-dynamic duo set out to capture the beast and save the day.