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Generation Kplus

Pouštět draka

The Kite


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Summer is coming to an end, the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his Grandson a kite. As the boy is tossed around in the air, Grandpa catches him. Then the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. A strong autumn wind carries him off into the cloudy sky. Winter comes, then springtime. A warm breeze brings them together again. Told with enchanting, richly-textured images, this tale is about remembering those who are no longer with us.

Martin Smatana

Czech Republic / Slovak Republic / Poland 2019

Without dialogue

13’ · Colour

recommendation: 4 years and up

World premiere


Written and Directed by
Martin Smatana
Ondřej Nedvěd
Lucie Navrátilová
Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Piotr Chmielewski, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak
Aliaksander Yasinski
Sound Design
Viera Marinová
Production Design
Martin Smatana
Visual Effects
Michal Šabík
Production Manager
Jakub Rálek
Peter Badač
FAMU, Prag
CeTA, Breslau


Martin Smatana

Born in Slovakia in 1991, he took a master’s in animation at FAMU in Prague. During his bachelor studies, he completed an internship at the Nukufilm studio in Tallinn, Estonia. For five years, he led animation workshops for children. His debut film, Rosso Papavero, premiered in Generation in 2015 and went on to win 13 international awards. His graduation film, Můj papírový drak, was finished in November 2018; it had already won first prize at the 2017 pitching competition at the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum in Łódź, Poland.

Filmography (short films)

2015 Rosso Papavero; animation 2019 Můj papírový drak; animation

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

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