3 Collections

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    Movie + 10 extras

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1962 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek

    In THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, Karel Zeman conjures the adventures of the legendary, boastful baron, whose whirlwind exploits take him from the moon to eighteenth-century Turkey to the belly of a whale and ...

  • Invention for Destruction
    Movie + 11 extras

    Invention for Destruction

    Movie + 11 extras

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1958 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Lubor Tokoš, Arnošt Navrátil, František Šlégr

    This eye-popping escapade revolves around a scientist and his doomsday machine—and the pirates who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. Freely adapting the fiction of Jules Verne, and...

  • Intimate Lighting

    Movie

    Directed by Ivan Passer • 1965 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Vera Kresadlová

    One of the most beloved films of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this digressive, easygoing slice of life takes place over the course of a weekend in a provincial town where a musician returns, alon...

19 Videos

  • Karel Zeman Museum Promo

  • Karel Zeman and the World

    The cinematic impact and influence of director Karel Zeman are detailed in this short program via interviews with filmmakers Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam and animator Koji Yamamura.

  • Karel Zeman, the Legend Continues

    This short program with producer Karel Hutěčka and artist and animator Ludmila Zemanová details their thoughts about the impact of director Karel Zeman on the craft of animation and their own lives.

  • Why Zeman Made the Film

    Produced by the Karel Zeman Museum in 2015, these short documentaries feature new and archival interviews with Zeman, actor Lubor Tokoš, artist Ludmila Zeman, and others on the production, effects, and restoration of INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION.

  • Why Zeman Made the Film

    The short documentary features director Karel Zeman; actor Miloš Kopecký; and Zeman’s daughter, artist and animator Ludmila Zemanová, recalling the inspiration for and making of THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN.

  • Film Adventurer Karel Zeman Trailer

  • Film Adventurer Karel Zeman

    This 2015 documentary about the life and work of Karel Zeman features archival footage of the director himself, along with contemporary interviews with filmmakers Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and Koji Yamamura; artist Ludmila Zeman; and others.

  • Invention for Destruction

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1958 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Lubor Tokoš, Arnošt Navrátil, František Šlégr

    This eye-popping escapade revolves around a scientist and his doomsday machine—and the pirates who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. Freely adapting the fiction of Jules Verne, and...