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2 Nov 2018 20:20

Barefoot + Q&A with screenwriter Zdeněk Svěrák and director Jan Svěrák

The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner 'Kolya' return with a coming-of-ager about an eight-year-old boy growing up during WWII.

Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák, the father and son duo behind the Oscar-winning Kolya, have teamed up to adapt Zdeněk Svěrák’s autobiographical novel set during WWII. A prequel to their Oscar-nominated Elementary School, the film follows the adventures of eight-year-old Eda and his family forced to move from Prague to rural exile. Unlike his parents Eda doesn’t perceive the danger of the times and quickly adapts to country life with war providing mysterious adventures. Joining a bunch of local boys he spends his days walking barefoot, notices girls for the first time and discovers both deep family secrets and his own bravery. Evocative cinematography and music contribute to this beautiful and heartfelt piece of nostalgia shot from a little boy’s perspective.

Jan Svěrák, CZ/SK, D 2017, 110 min
Cast: Tereza Voříšková, Ondřej Vetchý, Oldřich Kaiser, Jan Tříska, Petra Špalková, Zdeněk Svěrák

˝A beautiful piece of nostalgia shot entirely from a little boy’s perspective, one that never makes a misstep.˝ 
The Hollywood Reporter

£12/£11 for single screening booking, £10/£9 for 2+ screenings

Czech100: Made in Prague Festival   

Part of czech100, a festival of exciting cinema, theatre, visual arts, design and music celebrating the Czech Republic’s centenary (28 October - 9 December 2018).


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2 Nov 2018 20:20


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