The outrageous Baron Munchausen
Baron Prásil -
1962 - Color - 83 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Czech Republic - Fantasy
Direction : Karel Zeman. Production : Filmové Studio Gottwaldov, Krátký Film Praha. Screenplay : 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!