Karel Zeman

A true successor to Georges Méliès and a wizard of the big screen, as he was often called, Karel Zeman was born in Ostroměř near Nová Paka in northern Bohemia. A brilliant pioneer of special effects in film, he is still one of the few Czech directors to be universally recognized in the world of cinema.

The work of Karel Zeman from its beginnings – from his first animations and puppet films in the 1940’s – to work from his last creative period.

"I'm on a journey to discover the beauty of the fairy tale and I want to stay on that path, trying to find better ways to capture it on film. And I have only one wish - to delight the eyes and heart of every child."