The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
A film by Karel Zeman - (Czechoslovakia, 1962, 82’)
The invincible, sardonic, liar, irresistible Baron of Munchausen narrates his numerous adventures: starting from the voyage toward the Moon, to when he alone defeated the Turkish army, or when he crossed the skies riding a cannonball. You’ll hear about his impossible travels in the stomach of a giant fish, or grabbing the claws of an enormous bird.
Karel Zeman’s masterpiece comes back in a magnificent restored copy, filled with his brilliant ability in mixing alive actors with animations, in a style – based on Gustave Dorè’s paintings – that reminds surrealism and something naive. The digital restoration is part of the “Restoring the World of Fantasy” project, parters: Czech Film Foundation, Karel Zeman Museum and Czech Television, in collaboration with Universal Production Partners.