Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film

Karel Zeman - filmski pustolov

Film info

  • Country:Češka, Francuska, Japan, Velika Britanija
  • Director:Tomas Hodan, Tomás Hodan
  • Year:2015
  • Duration:102'
  • Actors:Tim Burton, Tony Dalton, Kamil Fila, Terry Gilliam


A documentary about Karel Zeman, a magician of the big screen. Without digital effects he brought audiences around the world back to prehistory, forward to the Moon and deep under the Sea. Biographical film that looks back at the life, work and significance of the genius of world cinema. It looks into the kitchen of the film tricks pioneer. We interview today's filmmakers to find out why his films are still alive and in many ways unsurpassed. Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Koji Yamamura, Kosei Ono and others talk about their inspiration by Karel Zeman. His film The Fabulous World of Jules Verne was released in 70 countries, showing in 96 theaters in New York alone. Zeman was in his field of absolute solitaire, he created his own handmade world based purely from his imagination. There is one more story in the film - nowadays students of animation at Zlin university remake three of Zeman´s best scenes using old ways of making the special effects, how do they succeed?

Tomás Hodan is a (born 1980 in Prague) Czech screenwriter and director. After graduating in 2002, he finished film school in Zlin. In 2001 he made in cooperation with Czech Television feature film „Medici“, awarded the special prize of the festival director of the Brno Sixteen. He worked as a documentary filmmaker, especially abroad. So he filmed in Angola, Afghanistan, Syria, Cyprus and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2009 he completed a short animated film „Delfin“. Occasionally, he is making music videos (Up downstairs band). He is known for „Pul ctvrté“ (2006), „Kancelár Blaník“ (2014) and „Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film“ (2015).

Screening schedule

  • 22.08.2016.

    CineStar Vukovar


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
  • Austrijski kulturni forum
  • Bobi
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Norveška ambasada
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Coca Cola
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • PPD
  • Startas
  • Technomarket

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