L'Étrange Festival - XXIInd edition - September 7 - 18 2016
Version française
The outrageous Baron Munchausen poster The outrageous Baron Munchausen
The outrageous Baron Munchausen poster

The outrageous Baron Munchausen

Baron Prásil - 1962 - Color - 83 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Czech Republic - Fantasy
Directed by : Karel Zeman. Produced by : Filmové Studio Gottwaldov, Krátký Film Praha. Screenplay by : Karel Zeman. Editing : Vera Kutilova. Photography : Jirí Tarantík. Music by : Zdenek Liska. With : Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová.

After his moon landing, cosmonaut Toník will meet a few famous characters, among which the Baron de Crac, who will drag him into an extraordinary journey. 

Can we think of a better filmmaker than Karel Zeman (The stolen balloon, A Journey to the beginning of time) to adapt the famous adventures of Gottfried August Bürger’s Baron Munchaüsen? Taking his inspiration from Gustave Doré’s engravings, the director builds a wildly inventive poetic and supernatural trip. The audience has been mesmerized by this film for half a century, with famous admirers such as Terry Gilliam, Jan Svankmajer, Tim Burton or Wes Anderson. A familial and unmissable screening!

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Wednesday 14 September 2016 - 16:15 - Showroom 100 - Presented by Stéphane Blanquet