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Czech Republic / Slovak Republic / France
2021, 90 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition

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After a serious stroke, the Father goes into a coma. The Mother (Zuzana Mauréry) and the Son (Vojtěch Dyk) are suddenly confronted with a motionless body; the doctors do not give them much hope. Four years on from Karlovy Vary’s graceful ride Little Crusader, Václav Kadrnka invites us on a spiritual journey to places man is seldom permitted to enter since, here, life huddles up tightly to death and only the resurrected can return.


Synopsis

After a serious stroke, the Father goes into a coma. The Mother (Zuzana Mauréry) and the Son (Vojtěch Dyk) are suddenly confronted with a motionless body; the doctors do not give them much hope. The person they love is somewhere far away and their words can’t reach him. If living has any boundary, they are determined not to let the Father cross it. The quiet corridors of the hospital are gradually transformed into a labyrinth of the spirit, where voices are whispers; expression is deep within. Or everyone is silent. Because it’s so difficult to talk about certain things… Four years on from Karlovy Vary’s graceful ride Little Crusader, Václav Kadrnka invites us on a spiritual journey to places man is seldom permitted to enter since, here, life huddles up tightly to death and only the resurrected can return.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Václav Kadrnka (1973, Zlín, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: Face (2000, short), Passengers (2002, short), Elegy of Wood (2009, short doc.), Eighty Letters (2010), Little Crusader (2017), Saving One Who Was Dead (2021).

Contacts

Sirius Films
Bubenečská 282/8, 160 00, Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 603 167 350
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.siriusfilms.cz

CinemArt, a.s.
Národní 60/28, 111 21, Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 949 110
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.cinemart.cz

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
   
Director: Václav Kadrnka
Screenplay: Václav Kadrnka, Marek Šindelka, Jiří Soukup
Dir. of Photography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Music: Irena a Vojtěch Havlovi
Editor: Jan Daňhel
Art Director: Jana Bejblová
Producer: Simona Kadrnková, Václav Kadrnka
Production: Sirius Films
Coproduction: Silverart, Bocalupo Films
Cast: Zuzana Mauréry, Vojtěch Dyk, Petr Salavec
Contact: Sirius Films
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.

Guests

Václav Kadrnka

Film Director

Zuzana Maurery

Actress


Vojtěch Dyk

Actor

Petr Salavec

Actor


Simona Kadrnková

Producer

Václav Kadrnka st.

Producer


Katarína Krnáčová

Producer

Jiří Soukup

Screenwriter


Marek Šindelka

Screenwriter

Raphael O´Byrne

Director of Photography


Jan Daňhel

Film Editor

Jana Bejblová

Architect


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