Czech Posters for Films
  From the Collection of Terry Posters

Une femme douce
Une femme douce
Film: 1969 / France /
 Robert Bresson
Poster : 1970 /
 Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová
  Czech Republic, which was always well-known for its picture books, puppet shows, and animations, has also produced many masterpieces of movie poster design. By the 1960s, a new generation of graphic artists represented by Karel Teissig, Milan Grygar, and Zdeněk Ziegler had departed from their background of socialist realism. They established their own style in the movie poster genre, using their ingenuity to extract the essence of a film and sometimes transforming it boldly.
  This exhibition, co-hosted by National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, introduces 82 movie posters made from the late 1950s to the 1980s during the Czechoslovakian era owned by "Terry Posters", a gallery in Prague specializing in movie posters. It focuses on posters for Czechoslovakian films which were called "Czech New Wave" in the 1960s, for films from European countries and the US, and moreover the movie posters for Japanese films, to propose the tense feeling, grace, and humor brought about by the encounter of films and graphic design.

Exhibition dates
March 21(Fri./holiday) - May 11(Sun.), 2014
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on April 28 (Mon.) and May 5 (Mon./holiday)

Regular hours
9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Asahi Group Arts Foundation
KYOCERA Corporation
Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank
Wacoal Holdings Corp.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic

Czech Center

Day of admission Group (20 or more)
Adult 430 yen 220 yen
University students 130 yen 70 yen
High school students
and younger

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)

Related events
Lecture: "Czech Arts in the Socialism Era"
ABE Ken'ichi (Associate Professor, Rikkyo University)
Date & Time: April 6 (Sun.), 2014 2:00-3:30PM
(numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
in Japanese only

Lecture: "The Era of Czech New Wave"
Petr Holý (Former Director, Czech Centre Tokyo/ Representative, Cheko-gura)
Date & Time: April 26 (Sat.), 2014 5:00-6:30PM
(numbered tickets distributed 1:30PM before the lecture hall)
Place: 1F Lecture hall
Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
in Japanese only

Publicity materials
flyer PDF(1MB)


Other Museum
National Film Center 2013/8/28 (Wed.) - 12/1 (Sun.)
*This exhibition at the above venue had been finished in 2013.

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