The knight Bořek sets off on the trail of his missing son. Little Jan has run away from home, rushing after a dream, an illusion about the holy mission of children. His aging father searches for him in every possible way, but arrives everywhere too late, finding only witnesses who have seen the boy. He manages to glean some scraps of information and tries to use them to piece together his son’s fate. He even projects his lost son onto children he encounters on his journey. Gradually his image of the boy starts to crumble and the landscape he travels through increasingly resembles of his own state of mind. In the end he is unable to distinguish between reality and a theatrical representation of the myth.
DIRECTOR Václav Kadrnka
SCREENPLAY Václav Kadrnka, Jiří Soukup, Vojtěch Mašek
D.O.P. Jan Baset Střítežský
EDITOR Pavel Kolaja
SOUND Jan Čeněk
PRODUCER Václav Kadrnka sr.
CO-PRODUCERS Jordi Niubó, Helena Uldrichová, Marko Škop, Ján Meliš, Carlo Cresto-Dina
i/o post grading, online / VFX, DCP mastering
CAST Karel Roden, Aleš Bílík, Matouš John, Jana Olhová, Eliška Křenková, Jana Semerádová etc.
Karlovy Vary IFF 2017 – Crystal Globe for Best Movie
FITES 2017 – Best Director
Czech Lion 2017 – Best Music