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Hommage: Rudolf Urc

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
30.06.2017
17:00
Duration 98:16

Rudolf Urc is a key figure of animated Slovak film who studied dramaturgy at the Prague FAMU. He formerly worked as lead dramaturge of News Films and Short Film Studio in Bratislava, but an unwelcome film engagement at the beginning of Czechoslovakia’s occupation led Urc to animated film in 1971. During his two decades as a dramaturge, he co-produced almost 300 animated films. He played a crucial role in the production of films made by the most original Slovak creator, Viktor Kubal, by adding much of their final appearance. Because Urc is not a visual artist, his own animated film and series directorial work are multi-genre rather than exhibiting a distinct poetic or authorial style. Rudolf Urc is also a distinguished animated film theorist and historian.

Thanks to ALEF FILM & MEDIA Ltd. for enabling us to use selected episodes from the animated Magical World film cycle.

GEN Rudo Urc as Seen by Martin Šulík / GEN Rudo Urc očami Martina Šulíka

directed by Martin Šulík

year: 2011
country: SK
duration: 13:19
Portrait of Rudolf Urc as captured by Martin Šulík.

First Class / Prvá trieda

directed by Rudolf Urc

year: 1984
country: SK
duration: 06:53
About a man who wants to get among the select few - at any cost.

Dada, Dodo and the Eggs / Dada, dodo a vajíčka

directed by Rudolf Urc

year: 1986
country: SK
duration: 07:59
Third episode from the animated Dada & Dodo TV series: the little heroes’ bold experiments with chicken and eggs.

Dada, Dodo and the Rabbits / Dada, Dodo a zajace

directed by Rudolf Urc

year: 1986
country: SK
duration: 07:59
A TV bedtime story about two little heroes who use their magic top hat to flood the entire city with rabbits.

The Stool / Stolček

directed by Ondrej Slivka, Rudolf Urc

year: 1991
country: SK
duration: 08:30
Magician Klingsor, the story’s main character, roams the world’s skies. When he tires of flying, he rests in Bratislava. Klingsor turns the castle upside down and sits there like on a stool. Klingsor sitting on an upturned Bratislava Castle is the symbol of The Biennial of Animation Bratislava - International Festival of Animated Films.

The Earth / Zem

directed by Viktor Kubal

year: 1966
country: SK
duration: 07:16
A film showing how fertile land yields to industrial construction.

Selection / Selekcia

directed by Viktor Kubal

year: 1982
country: SK
duration: 05:33
A cartoon about a virgin who waited and waited...

The Idol / Idol

directed by Viktor Kubal

year: 1989
country: SK
duration: 05:09
About two approaches in the fight against pseudo-authorities and cults.

An Ordinary Story / Obyčajný príbeh

directed by Zlatica Vejchodská

year: 1982
country: SK
duration: 08:52
The story of a boaster who used to steal pears when a child.

Secrets of a Film Trick / Tajomstvá filmového triku

directed by Rudolf Urc, Marek Urban

year: 2011
country: SK
duration: 13:20
Eleventh episode of the Magical World of Animated Film TV documentary.

Time of Searching, Time of Hope / Čas hľadania, čas nádejí

directed by Rudolf Urc, Marek Urban

year: 2011
country: SK
duration: 13:26
Twelfth episode of the Magical World of Animated Film TV documentary.