Bláznova kronika (A Jester’s Tale) 1964 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sun 23 Sep 2018 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'In this satirical take on the Thirty Years’ War, Zeman’s continuing innovations in blending live action, animation and trick photography collide with the nascent Czechoslovak New Wave. A script from one of that movement’s most brilliant and protean talents, Pavel Juráček, and aesthetic inspiration taken from the 17th-century Topographia Germaniae engravings of Matthäus Merian, enliven this star-studded romp, a picaresque affair very much in the anarchic spirit of Jaroslav Hašek’s totemic The Good Soldier Švejk.' – Melbourne Cinémathèque.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 82 MINUTES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CZECH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: KAREL ZEMAN / SCRIPT: PAVEL JURÁCEK, RADOVAN KRÁTKY, KAREL ZEMAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VÁCLAV HUNKA, BOHUSLAV PIKHART / EDITOR: MIROSLAV HÁJEK / CAST: PETRO KROSTKA, EMÍLIA VÁSÁRYOVÁ, MIROSLAV HOLUB, KAREL EFFA / MUSIC: JAN NOVÁK / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FILMOVÉ STUDIO BARRANDOV / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE PRAGUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP