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The Cabinet of Curiosities


£6.50 / £4.50 Concessions

Running Time
90 mins

Teens & Adults (18)


Start Time

A surreal selection of dark visions, ghostly stories and cautionary tales from the masters of European puppet animation including Jan Švankmajer, Břetislav Pojar and Jiří Barta.

This retrospective will send you on a journey with some of central Europe’s most influential puppet filmmakers – and will send a shiver down your spine. Recommended for adults.


In this Programme

A Drop Too Much (O Skleničku Víc)
Directed by Bretislav Pojar (with Art Direction by Jiří Trnka)

Directed by Jan Švankmajer

Yuki Onna
Directed by Jiří Barta

Scones (Süti)
Directed by Gyula Nagy

Directed by Marek Skrobecki

The Christmas Ballad
Directed by Michal Zabka

Body Memory (Keha Mälu)
Directed by Ülo Pikkov

The Escape (Ucieczki)
Directed by Jarosław Konopka


This is an accessible event and has little or no spoken word. This is part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry’s new programme to interrogate and develop the diversity agenda for puppetry. Delivered in association with Diverse City and Doing Things Differently, and with support from leading Deaf artist David Ellington and Bristol Physical Access Chain, Interchange is a strand of action-learning embedded at the heart of BFP17, which asks:
What is the unique role that puppetry can play in addressing the diversity agenda?

Click Here for more information and other accessible events.

If you enjoy a good ghost story, why not check out KWAIDAN at Tobacco Factory Theatres at 8pm?

Want to see more BFP films? Click here


Earlier Event: September 3
New Visions: Crawling and Wriggling
Later Event: September 3
Masterclass: The Logic of Movement