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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1980 - 26 July.3 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1980

Two boys manage to miniaturize and enter the throat of their classmate Sal Kropacek suffering from tonsillitis. They will fight bacteria and heal their friend to go to the zoo together.

Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film, TV Series
Duration 8'
Production Year 1978
Nationality Czechoslovakia
Directed by Adolf Born, Jaroslav Doubrava, Milos Macourek

 regista adolf bornADOLF BORN

Adolf Born (12 June 1930) is a Czech painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and filmmaker. His various international rewards and honors also include the Grand Prix at the International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal and the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.
Born was born in the town of České Velenice on the Bohemian side of the southern border with Austria, moving to Prague with his family in 1935. He received his visual arts education between 1949 and 1955 at the School of Applied Arts in Prague, in the Department of Caricature and Newspaper Drawing. Since the 1960s his works have been exhibited throughout the world. In 1966, in collaboration with Gene Deitch, Born animated the first ever screen adaptation of a work by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit!  Initially better known to the public as a cartoonist published in magazines, censorship prompted him, from 1973 onwards, to focus more on animation and book illustrations. In 1974 Born was declared cartoonist of the year in Montreal, and he won the Palma d'Oro at the International Festival of the Humor of Bordighera, Italy.
One of the forms he specialised in was the bookplate (the "ex libris"), usually using colour lithography. He held over 100 exhibitions, illustrated hundreds of books, and designed many theatre sets and costumes.
He ia married and has one daughter.
The asteroid 17806 Adolfborn, discovered by Petr Pravec at the Ondřejov Observatory, is named after him.


 regista milos macourekMILOS MACOUREK

Miloš Macourek (2 December 1926, Kroměříž) is a Czech poet, playwright, author and screenwriter.
During his career, Macourek worked in various professions. From 1953 to 1960, he was a teacher of the art history; later he worked as a dramaturgist at the Barrandov Film Studios. He created children books, TV series and film comedies.