Pouštět draka

The Kite | Drachensteigen
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.
by Martin Smatana Czech Republic / Slovak Republic / Poland 2019 Without dialogue 13’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 4 years and up

Crew

Written and directed byMartin Smatana
CinematographyOndřej Nedvěd
EditingLucie Navrátilová
AnimationMartin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Piotr Chmielewski, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak
MusicAliaksander Yasinski
Sound DesignViera Marinová
Production DesignMartin Smatana
Visual EffectsMichal Šabík
Production ManagerJakub Rálek
ProducerPeter Badač
Co-productionFAMU, Prag
CeTA, Breslau

Produced by

BFILM.cz

Prag, Czech Republic

+420 776451425

BFILM

Bratislava, Slovak Republic

+421 908882273

World sales

MAGNETFILM

Berlin, Germany

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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

Dates

Short Films 1 - Kplus

Zibilla | Pappa | Pouštět draka | Nest | Le dernier jour d’automne

Feb 12 10:00

HKW

Subtitles: English

German voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Feb 13 11:30

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

German voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Feb 15 09:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Subtitles: English

German voice-over

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Feb 16 10:00

HKW

Subtitles: English

German voice-over | Headphones for OV

Ticket code 161333

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