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Inspiration

Czechoslovakia, 1948 (MIFF 1955, Programme 1)

Director: Karel Zeman

This film is dedicated to Czech glassworkers whose artistic products are world renowned. Figurines of blown glass come to life in delicate and sensitive colour. Skilful camera work and imagination are combined to create a charming fairy tale.

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