The Craft of Film: Alois Nebel (12*) + ScreenTalk with Filmmaker/Animator Tomáš Luňák


28 February 2017
Cinema 2
1989 in the Sudetenland near the Czech-Polish border. Alois Nebel is a solitary train dispatcher who becomes haunted by the ghosts from his and the region’s violent history whenever the fog crawls into the mountainous area.

Director Tomáš Luňák’s dark and atmospheric film, adapted from a comic book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99, uses rotoscope animation to transpose the striking visuals of the original to the screen. A reduced colour palette of black, white and grey, a distinctly noirish flair and an eerie score all contribute to pulling us into the strory’s mysterious maze of past and present events.

We're delighted to be joined by filmmaker Tomáš Luňák for a talk after the screening, hosted by Jonathan Hodgson.

Czech Republic/Slovak Republic/Germany 2011 Dir Tomáš Luňák 84 min

In collaboration with, and organised by EUNIC London and the Goethe-Institut London
In association with the London Film School. Supported by the Czech Centre

With support from the European Commission Representation in the UK

This event is part of a multibuy.

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* - local classification

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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