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Jirtdan and Classics of Eastern European Animation
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Cartoon people dancing around flowers and a tree, wearing traditional Azerbaijan clothes
Jirtdan, dirs. Elchin Effendiev and Aghanagi Akhundov, Azerbaijan 1969

Klassiki in partnership with Samizdat Film Festival and Manipulate Festival present a season of gems of Eastern European animation. These range in style and age from a pristine new restoration of the great classic of Azeri animation Jirtdan (1969), to rarely screened masterpieces from Czechia such as Jan Švankmajer’s Dimensions of Dialogue (1982) and Jiří Trnka’s The Hand (1965), and premieres of fabulous new animations such as 2022’s Money and Happiness by directors Nikola Majdak Jr. and Ana Nedeljković from Serbia.


The Hand dir. Jiří Trnka, Czech Republic 1965

Jirtdan dirs. Elchin Effendiev and Aghanagi Akhundov, Azerbaijan 1969

Mask of the Red Death dirs. Pavao Štalter and Branko Ranitović, Croatia 1969

Scenes with Beans dir. Ottó Foky, Hungary 1976

 ...And Plays Tricks dir. Priit Parn, Estonia 1978

 Tyll the Giant dir. Rein Raamat, Estonia, 1980

Dimensions of Dialogue dir. Jan Švankmajer, Czech Republic 1982

Money and Happiness dirs. Nikola Majdak Jr. and Ana Nedeljković, Serbia 2022

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06:30 pm
Tue, 26 Sep 2023
Cinema 1

Tickets £5 –  £11, half price for Blue Members, £5 if you’re 25 or under

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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