Special effects in Czechoslovak films

From The Stolen Airship to The Three Veterans – join us on a journey through the magical world of special effects in Czechoslovak films.

A flower consuming a human-sized dog, travelling through water pipes including a bulky luggage or the nose of an oriental princess crawling across the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy – these are iconic scenes associated with practical tricks and a reason to love the cinema of a cheerless period of our history.

In the rich history of Czechoslovak cinema, the art of analog special effects has long been a cornerstone of creativity and invention. From mischievous comedies to original science fiction to eccentric horror films, all of these films have fascinated and surprised audiences with their imaginative use of special effects, craftsmanship and filmmaking mastery of the pre-digital era.

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