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3.5
41 Ratings

The Golem

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

Synopsis

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

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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.