Šarkan / The Kite
Martin SmatanaCzech Republic, Slovakia, Poland / 2019 / 13' 10''
Wednesday, 05. 06.,
Kinoteka, 11:30 h
Thursday, 06. 06.,
Kinoteka, 09:30 h
The film deals with the subject of death in a simple and symbolic way, by telling a story about a little boy and his grandpa. It explains that none of us are here forever and that all living creatures must die, at the same time suggesting that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.
Martin Smatana (1991, Slovakia) holds an MA in Animation from FAMU, Prague. During his BA studies, he completed an internship at Nukufilm studio in Tallinn, Estonia. His debut film, Rosso Papavero, premiered at Berlinale in 2015 and went on to win 13 international awards. The Kite is his graduation film. It premiered at Berlinale in 2019.
Martin Smatana, Phil LaZebnik, Anna Vášová, Ivana Sujová
Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski
categoriesFilms for Children Competition 3 (age: 10-14)