Deniska umřela

Dede Is Dead | Dede ist tot
Among the neat outlines and sharp contrasts of Prague animation student Philippe Kastner’s delicate portrait of day-to-day life, his dog Dede is always there – whether curled up on his bed, playing in the garden, running by the river, or sitting on the sofa with the rest of the family. Yet one day, Dede is no longer there. As the images start taking on a looser form, the deep darkness of grief is gradually infused with colourful memories.
by Philippe Kastner
with Anastázie Dobroninská, Philippe Kastner, Alena Kastnerová
Czechia 2023 Without dialogue 9’ Colour World premiere | Animation recommendation: 9 years and up


  • Anastázie Dobroninská
  • Philippe Kastner
  • Alena Kastnerová


Director Philippe Kastner
Screenplay Philippe Kastner
Animation Philippe Kastner
Editing Prokop Prčík
Music Philippe Kastner
Sound Dávid Procházka
Production Manager Denisa Kopecká
Producer Tomáš Šimon

World sales

FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Produced by

FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Philippe Kastner

The animation student at Famu in Prague has already made several short films and also a music video for his song “Wolfeater”.

Filmography (animated films)

2021 Haraburdí (Jumble) · Wolfeater; music video · Věž (The Tower) 2023 ŠMIK! (CUT!) · Deniska umřela (Dede Is Dead); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023