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The Emperor's Nightingale

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When
From June 10, 2018 (Sunday)
To June 13, 2018 (Wednesday)
Where
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601 (US)
Phone: 312.846.2800
Website: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/emperorsnightingale

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THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

1948, JIRI TRNKA AND MILOS MAKOVEC, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 72 MIN.


sunday, june 10th at 3:45pm

wednesday, june 13th at 6:00pm


One of Trinka's sublime achievements, this adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story is a poignant and exquisitely animated tale in which the toys, dolls, and Chinese curios in a lonely child's bedroom come to life in his dream. Puppet animation portrays the lavish world of an ancient Chinese court, where the song of a nightingale charms the emperor with its pure song, until he comes under the spell of the simulated bird calls of a music box. Trnka lavishes an extravagant scope of invention on scores of characters of the court, from high to low, robed in a riot of rich velvets, brocades, lace, and filigree, and sets in motion awe-inspiringly cunning mechanical devices and creatures for an eye-filling hallucinatory experience not to be missed. No dialogue. 35mm. (BS)

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