THE KITE
Film - Program 2 Filmfest 2020

THE KITE

Directed by Martin Smatana

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Director: Martin Smatana
Section: Program 2
Country: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Year: 2019
OT: POUŠTĚT DRAKA
Language: Without Dialogue
Version: Original version
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THE KITE

A wondrously beautiful story about death and impermanence. A little boy visits his grandfather, who lives alone in the countryside amid meadows and fields, and flies a kite with him. Both of their bodies consist of several layers of fabric. Over the years, the grandfather loses more and more layers, until only one last layer remains. He becomes so light that the wind carries him gently up to the sky like a kite.



  • Filmschool: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

  • Duration: 13 Min.

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Meet the director

THE KITE

Martin Smatana

Born in 1991, Martin Smatana holds a master’s degree in animated film from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. While working on his bachelor's degree, he completed an internship at the Nukufilm studio in Tallinn. He led animation workshops for children for five years. His debut film, ROSSO PAPAVERO, had its premiere at the Berlinale in 2015 and received 13 international awards. THE KITE is his graduation film.

Credits

Screenplay: Martin Smatana
Director of Photography: Ondřej Nedvěd
Film Editor: Lucie Navrátilová
Composer: Aliaksander Yasinski
Production Designer: Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski
Sound: Viera Marinová
Producer: Peter Badač
Production Company: BFILM
Co-Producer: Jakub Rálek
Co-Production Company: FAMU Prague, CeTA
World Sales: Magnetfilm