2015, Canada, Czech Republic, Cinema Classics


Production Team

Director : Tomás Hodan

Screenwriter : Ludmila Zeman, Tomás Hodan

Cinematographer : David Cysar

Editor : Blanka Kulová

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ondrej Beránek, Punk Film, Veslarsky ostrov 62, 147 00 Prague 3 (République tchèque), tél.: + 42 (077) 795 20 66, [email protected] / Prokouk Productions, 301 Sunnyside Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 2R1 (Canada), [email protected] / [email protected]



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?



Tomás Hodan (b. 1980) studied at the Czech Film School in Zlín, where he made two short films. In 2006, he directed the documentary, HALF PAST THREE. He has travelled to far off lands to make many of his documentaries: Angola: Dream and Reality (2009), Hana Hegerová's Secret (2011), A Different Year (2012), Help and Burn (2012).



Sunday August 30, 2022 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12
Monday August 31, 2022 - 11:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12


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