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KŘIŽÁČEK / Little Crusader

KŘIŽÁČEK / Little Crusader

Little Crusader records the inner conflict of a father coming to terms with his son's disappearance. The boy runs away in search of an illusion, which has more the form of legend than a real basis. The lm gradually reveals the goal of the boy's journey. Literalism and specificity run counter to the film's poetry. The intention is to find only clues and leave the truth about the boy's journey obscured. Mention of danger is precisely what preys on the father's mind. The lm loses sight of the boy and lets the father gather the fragments from the stories of doubtful witnesses. In this way a silenced story emerges beyond the poem. (Václav Kadrnka)

Václav Kadrnka
Václav Kadrnka was born in 1973 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. In 1988, he emigrated to the UK, where he studied theatre. From 1999 till 2008 he studied feature film directing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His feature debut “Eighty Letters” premiered at the Berlinale 2011. In 2012, Václav Kadrnka was awarded the Czech film critics’ prize for Discovery of the Year.

Film Selection: Křižáček (Little Crusader, 2017) — Osmdesát dopisů (Eighty Letters, 2011; CE’11)

European Panorama Fiction 2018

Václav Kadrnka

Czech Republic / Slovakia / Italy 2017
DCP / color
90 minutes

Jan Baset Střítežský
Pavel Kolaja
Jan Čeněk
Karel Roden, Aleš Bílík,
Matouš John, Jana Semerádová, Jiří Soukup
Václav Kadrnka sr., Marko Škop, Ján Meliš



Sirius Films s.r.o., Artileria
World Sales

Sirius Films

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere