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Codelli / Codelli

16. september 2017 | 14.30
MAIN HALL

2016, 85′, b-w + colour, Dolby SRD, DCP, 16:9

 

 

 

documentary / biographical

 

Codelli is a feature-length docudrama about a little-known film project by Slovenian inventor Baron Anton Codelli. Together with filmmaker and adventurer Hans Schomburgk he filmed in Togo in 1914 the first live-action film in Africa, which possibly inspired James Rice Burroughs for his novel on Tarzan. In the company of three Codelli’s descendants and actor Primož Bezjak, we traced the fate of Codelli’s film, brought the remains from Togo and Berlin to Ljubljana and used the Green Screen technology to bring to life 15 live-action scenes based on 600 Codelli’s museum photographs.

 

DIRECTED BY Miha Čelar
WRITTEN BY Miha Čelar
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Rožle Bregar
MUSIC Silence
EDITED BY Iztok Šuc, Aleksandar Stanojević
PRODUCTION DESIGN Miha Čelar, Franc Lautar, Maja Weisseisen
COSTUME DESIGN Nadja Bedjanič
OBLIKOVALEC ZVOKA Gašper Loborec, Julij Zornik
CHIEF ANIMATOR Iztok Šuc
PRODUCER Miha Čelar
PRODUCTION Astral Film
CO-PRODUCTION RTV Slovenija, Ps Mangart, Kerozin
CAST Primož Bezjak (Baron Codelli), Katarina Stegnar (Valentina Mladota), Doroteja Nadrah (Servant Marija), Maša Kagao Knez (Akkbe), Kany Michel Obenga (Amus), Grega Zorc (Engineer Freiscmidt), Marinka Štern (Codelli’s Mother), Branko Jordan (James Hodgson), Uroš Kaurin (Hans Schomburgk), Janja Majzelj (4th Wife), Mojca Fatur (Meg Gherts)