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Invention for Destruction (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) (Vynález zkázy)


World premiere of new restoration 

Presented in collaboration with the Czech Center New York   

Dir. Karel Zeman. 1958, 78 mins. In Czech with English subtitles. World premiere of a new DCP restoration.Written by František Hrubin, based on the book by Jules Verne. With Lubor Tokoš, Arnošt Navrátil, František Šlégr. Jules Verne’s nineteenth-century tale of a professor kidnapped by a band of pirates who want to use his invention to take over the world is the basis of Karl Zeman’s beloved film classic. A dazzling blend of live action and animation, with an eye-popping style based on the look of old engravings, the film became a global phenomenon, playing in 96 cinemas in New York alone. This beautiful new restoration supervised by the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague will premiere simultaneously on July 10 at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy, and Museum of the Moving Image.

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