Lawrence of Moravia

In postproduction Latest update: 20 November 2023

Lawrence of Moravia
Lawrence z Morávie

Czech Republic, Portugal / 14 min / No Dialogue
Animation

In postproduction Latest update: 20 November 2023

Lawrence of Moravia
Lawrence z Morávie

Czech Republic, Portugal / 14 min / No Dialogue
Animation

The Catholic clergyman Alois Musil is one of the most important discoverers of the archaeological treasures of the Muslim world. He was caught in the Middle East by WW1. The Austrian government at that time wanted to turn him into a spy, which is why he is known today as the "Moravian Lawrence of Arabia". The printed sheets of Musil's travelogues inspired the director and artist Jan Cechl to create traditional and semi-plastic puppets that experience dangerous adventures in the fairy-tale Orient, full of fiery genie and Bedouin wisdom. As a Sheikh Músa ar Ruelli, the Moravian priest becomes a wild nomad of the desert, and during a dangerous expedition, he discovers the lost Amra Castle, which makes him famous throughout the world.

Animator / Jan Cechl    Dop / Jakub Halousek    Editor / Jan Daňhel    Music / Bárbara Campos    People / Até ao Fim do Mundo    Sound / Pedro Carvalho    Story / Jan Cechl    Writer / Jan Cechl , Vít Poláček

Completion date / October 2024

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