Václav Kadrnka | Czech Republic | 2017 | 90 min. | O.V. Czech with Spanish subtitles
Awarded with the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary. One bright morning, the blonde child dressed in armour and with a wooden sword leaves home. A crusade lies ahead for the boy’s father, that of finding him, and he sets out armed only with a portrait embroidered on a cloth. Forests, taverns, villages, monks and traders meet in this light blue and beige journey, in a film that walks sprightly and calmly alongside Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac
. With a love of detail, a precise look and a simplicity that doesn’t camouflage its greatness, Kadrnka (Eighty Letters
) is confirmed as the most unerring Czech filmmaker today.
Direction: Václav Kadrnka
Script: Vojtěch Mašek, Jiří Soukup, Václav Kadrnka
Cinematography: Jan Baset Střítežský
Editing: Pavel Kolaja
Sound: Jan Čeněk
Cast: Karel Roden, Aleš Bílík, Matouš John, Jana Semerádová, Jana Oľhová, Ivan Krúpa, Eliška Křenková
Production: Václav Kadrnka sr.