Váňa - The Biggest Race is Life Itself

Váňa - The Biggest Race is Life Itself
Váňa

Czech Republic, 2012, 86 min
Documentary

Váňa - The Biggest Race is Life Itself
Váňa

Czech Republic, 2012, 86 min
Documentary

A cinematic portrait of the legendary jockey Josef Váňa gradually reveals the inner world of his thoughts. It is not easy to describe his lifestyle in words, you have to experience it - see it. We spend a unique, informal year up close and personal with Váňa. The film, in its imagery, becomes Váňa and it also goes behind the scenes of the sport of steeplechase, which isn't always what feature films would lead us to believe it is. Váňa acts as a magnet on people wherever he appears. There is unbelievable electricity just when you say his name. Váňa is not only a phenomenon because he won, at 59 years of age, his eighth Grand Pardubice Steeplechase, his third in a row, not only because he is surrounded by today's top jockeys and he trains the best racehorses, but mainly because of his approach to everything he does and everything he encounters.

Writer / Jakub Wagner    DoP / Viktor Smutný    Editor / Šimon Hájek    Sound / Lukáš Moudrý

Release Date / 06 September 2012

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