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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

Journey to the Beginning of Time (Cesta do praveku)

Special Screening

Karel Zeman / Feature Narrative / Czech Republic, The / 1955 / 93 min / Colour
In Czech / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Science Fiction, Adventure
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Screenings

  • Sat, Dec 1, 07:00 PM, Katara Esplanade, The Ajyal Stage (KE–AS)
    Free screening

Synopsis

A group of young boys rent a boat at an inner-city park and enter a small cave at the edge of the lake. When they come out the other side, they find themselves in a new world. Floating down the river each day, they travel progressively further back through history, encountering woolly mammoths, prehistoric rhinoceros, and dinosaurs.

About the Directors

Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation. Because of his creative use of special effects and animation in his films, he has often been called the "Czech Méliès". The Czechoslovakian government awarded him the title of National Artist in 1970.

Credits

Director
Karel Zeman
Screenwriter
Karel Zeman, J. A. Novotný
Music
Emil František Burian
Cinematographer
Václav Pazderník, Antonín Horák
Distributor
Karel Zeman Museum
Cast
Vladimir Bejval, Peter Herrmann, Josef Lukáš, Zdeněk Hustá

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