The Badly-Drawn Hen

(festival title)
  • English Incorrectly Drawn Hen (festival title) (more)
Animation / Short / Comedy
Czechoslovakia, 1963, 13 min

Directed by:

Jiří Brdečka

Based on:

Miloš Macourek (short story)


Jiří Brdečka


Ivan Masník


Jan F. Fischer
(more professions)


The simple plot unfolds during a school art lesson, during which a young boy's vivid imagination confronts the "realism" required by his stuffy teacher. With its ironic tone, the piece sees the filmmakers clearly espousing free thought in defiance of rigid conservatism. (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

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English A funny film about the clash of drill vs. creative flow. A brilliant idea, taken to the absolute extreme. Superb back in its day, and now it belongs to the the Hall of Fame of animation. ()

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