Dekle in vojak / Tyttö ja sotamies / The Maiden and the Soldier

Dekle in vojak / Tyttö ja sotamies / The Maiden and the Soldier

Synopsis

A strikingly realized poetic tale, based on an old folk ballad of a maiden who sets out to search for her lost fiancé in the turmoil of war. The beloved is found in a stationary hospital where the Grim Reaper is preparing for his gloomy task. The puppet animation was inspired by the poem The Legend of the Dead Soldier by Bertolt Brecht.

Film info

Directed by: Katariina Lillqvist
Production: Kinotuotanto Oy/Studio Jiří Trnka
Festival programme: HerStory II: Got to (Re)Create
Year: 1995
Length: 8'30"
Country: Finland, Czech Republic

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