This year’s ATW focus offers a rare chance to see two films from the great Czech animator Karel Zeman.
Zeman cemented his reputation as an animator with the Cannes winning Christmas Dream
in 1946, but is best known for combining breathtaking 2D animation, stop motion and live action - most notably in Invention for Destruction
, with a playful wit that appeals to all ages. From Terry Gilliam
to Wes Anderson
, it’s easy to spot the plethora of nods to Zeman’s work, and although his influence outweighs his global fame, he is unarguably one of the greatest animators of all time.