For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
42 Ratings

The Golem

Directed by Jiří Barta
Czech Republic, 1996
Animation, Avant-Garde, Horror


Combining clay and live action, Jiri Barta’s The Golem launches from the unorthodox version of the Austrian writer Gustav Meyrink.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Golem Directed by Jiří Barta

What are people saying?

  • Adam Whybray's rating of the film The Golem

    A bittersweet gloaming from the darkness. The clay seems at once so wet and so dry, cracking at the seams and sluicing down drains. As a short film it is a wonderful evocation of the lost sights and smells of a Josefov. The fact that the film only exists as a trace of a theoretical film Barta never got to make appositely (and tragically) reflects what has been lost. A keenly felt & thought adaptation of Meyrink.

Related films