Archive of films King Skate / King Skate

Czech Republic
2018, 82 min

Section: Special Events
Year: 2018

The first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.


Synopsis

“Stick close to the concrete. Jam through the space. Keep it moving. Skate!” Writer, journalist, DJ, and freelance filmmaker Šimon Šafránek shot his first feature documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia – a charmingly cheeky yet wise, melancholy, and engaging account of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack (The Clash, Sex Pistols, Killing Joke, Visací zámek, Miro Žbirka) introduce us to the cult masters of the board – Ivan Zobák Pelikán, Petr Forman, and Luděk Váša – and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.

Karel Och

About the director

Šimon Šafránek (b. 1977, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: The Myth (2003), Czechtekk Love (2005), King Skate (2018)

Contacts

Negativ
Ostrovní 30, 110 00, Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 777 697 543, +420 224 933 755
Fax: +420 224 933 472
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.negativ.cz

Aerofilms
Milady Horákové 383/79, 170 00, Praha 7
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 947 566
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.aerofilms.cz

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP
World premiere

Section: Special Events
   
Director: Šimon Šafránek
Screenplay: Šimon Šafránek
Dir. of Photography: Jiří Chod
Editor: Šimon Hájek
Producer: Kateřina Černá
Production: Negativ s.r.o.
Contact: Negativ
Distributor: Aerofilms

Guests

Kateřina Černá

Producer

Tereza Rímská

Production Company


Šimon Hájek

Editor

Pavel Vácha

Film Crew, Production


Ivan Pelikán

Film Crew

Simona Gregorini

Other


Vojtěch Kotek

Protagonist

Christine Camdessus

Producer, Festival Organizer


Martin Přikryl

Jiří Chod

Director of Photography


Alena Müllerová

Producer

Šimon Šafránek

Journalist, Film Director


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