Invention for destruction, Canadian Premiere

Saturday August 29, 2015

 INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION
1958 / N&B / 78 min / Czech Republic

Dir.: Karel  Zeman
Cast: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr, Václav Kyzlink, Jana Zatloukalová.
Prod.: Ondrej Beranek, Punk Film

Synopsis
THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE (Czech: Vynález zkázy, literally The Deadly Invention or An Invention for Destruction) is a 1958 Czech adventure film directed by Karel Zeman. Based on several works by Jules Verne, primarily his 1896 novel Facing the Flag, the film evokes the original illustrations for Verne's works by combining live actors with various forms of animation. In it an evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Screenings
Sunday, August 30th 2015 -  7:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12
Monday, August 31st 2015 - 2:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12

 

A necessary complement
 
FILM ADVENTURER KAREL ZEMAN
2015, 101 min / Canada / Czech Republic

 

Synopsis
A look at the life, work and significance of the genius of fantasy and animation. Contemporary filmmakers from around the world are interviewed 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. Zeman was unique and solitary; he created his own handmade world based purely on his imagination. Finally, students of animation at Zlin university remake three of Zeman’s best scenes using the original methods. How do they compare?
 
Screenings
Sunday, August 30th 2015 - 4:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12
Monday, August 31st 2015 - 11:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12


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