The Black Fortress
(Die schwarze Burg)
Die schwarze Burg © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Animated Films|
|Slovenská Film Production (Bratislava)|
When Martin returns from war, he finds that nothing is the way it once was in his village. He watches the few remaining villagers leave offerings in the town square for a giant monster and learns that whoever has nothing left for the monster is turned into stone. To make matters worse, Martin finds out that his fiancée, Maria, is being held captive in the monster’s Black Fortress.
This puppet animated film is based on a Slovakian fairy tale.