Universum Brdečka

Lemonade Joe, The Mystery of the Carpathian Castle, Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet, The Emperor's Baker – These and other Czech cinematography film hits have on thing in common: Jiří Brdečka.

Universum Brdečka
Czechia 2017
84 min.

Screenwriter, author, and illustrator, Brdečka found fame through his work with Jiří Trnka, Jan Werich, and Oldřich Lipský. He achieved international renown as a respected director of animated films. But what kind of person was he? Where did he seek inspiration? What was his mind like? Where did he hide from the oppressive political regime, only to later show his timeless art to the world? Director Miroslav Janek gradually enters the mind of one of the most prominent figures of Czech cinema and introduces the viewer to a world of oil paintings, graphics, watercolors, frescos, and mosaics that miraculously come to life. Christmas Eve of 2017 would have been Jiří Brdečka’s 100th birthday.

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Director: Miroslav Janek
Screenplay: Tereza Brdečková
Cinematography: Miroslav Janek
Sound: Vladimír Chrastil, Michael Míček
Editing: Tonička Janková
Producer: Ondřej Zima, Alena Müllerová
Co-production: Alena Müllerová
Cast: Jiří Brdečka, Tereza Brdečková, Jan Werich, Zdeněk Svěrák, Miroslav Janek