Baron Prášil (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen) 1961 Ages 15+

2.45PM Sat 22 Sep 2018 (1hr 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Inspired by Gustave Doré’s engravings in the 1862 edition of Gottfried August Bürger’s book, Zeman’s peerless adaptation is a witty and beautiful succession of colour-tinted marvels of trick photography, perfectly aligned to the grand whimsy of the famed Baron’s (Miloš Kopecký) quicksilver flights of fancy. Zdeněk Liška’s score ranks amongst his greatest.' – Melbourne Cinémathèque.

CREDITS

The digital restoration of the film "The Fabulous Baron Munchausen" is a part of the project "Restoring The World of Fantasy". Project partners are The Czech Film Foundation, The Karel Zeman Museum, and Czech Television in cooperation with Universal Production Partners with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and with the support of The Minister of Culture of Czech Republic Mgr. Daniel Herman.

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, MONO, 83 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: KAREL ZEMAN / SCRIPT: JIRÍ BRDECKA, JOSEF KAINAR, RUDOLPH ERICH RASPE, KAREL ZEMAN / BASED ON THE BOOK BY GOTTFRIED AUGUST BÜRGER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JIRÍ TARANTÍK / EDITOR: VERA KUTILOVA / CAST:  MILOS KOPECKÝ, RUDOLF JELÍNEK, JANA BREJCHOVÁ / MUSIC: ZDENEK LISKA / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FILMOVÉ STUDIO GOTTWALDOV, KRÁTKÝ FILM PRAHA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE PRAGUE/ KAREL ZEMAN MUSEUM / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP