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The Hand (Ruka) (1965)

The Hand
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant. As the hand's request gives way to bribery, demands, and threats, the potter becomes more desperate to escape its clutch, leading to tragedy. Written by P. Silvestro
Release date: 20 August 1965
Tags: Animation (5), Short (4), Stop Motion (2), 1966 (1), 1960s (1), Sort (1), Czechoslovakia (1), Jirí Trnka (1), 1965 (1), Surrealism (1)
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"Many artists dream of their final film being their definitive statement but Czech animator Jiri Trnka is one of the few who achieved this feat. Trnka's final film before his death, 'The Hand', is undoubtedly the man's masterpiece in a career that took in many great shorts and feature films. Trnka's immediately recognisable style of fixed-expression puppets who convey everything through their incredibly expressive movements suits this allegory of government repression perfectly. The story is told"


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"DIR: Jiri Trnka SUMMARY: An artist who wants nothing more than to make clay pots for flowers is bullied into making sculptures of a giant hand that invades his world. WHY IT'S HERE: Many artists dream of their final film being their definitive statement but Czech animator Jiri Trnka is one of the few who achieved this feat. Trnka's final film before his death, 'The Hand', is undoubtedly the man's masterpiece in a career that took in many great shorts and feature films. Trnka's immediately re"



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