Kings of Šumava

Kings of Šumava
Králové Šumavy

Czech Republic, United Kingdom / 2019 / 70 min
Documentary, Animation

Kings of Šumava
Králové Šumavy

Czech Republic, United Kingdom / 2019 / 70 min
Documentary, Animation

Kris Kelly brings a powerful vision of history relevant to current debates on immigration through a story about a cross-border smuggler, Josef Hasil, who helped Czechoslovakians seeking freedom in the West during the Cold War, while his actions condemned his own family to long term imprisonment. He combines narrative animation resembling modern film noir, conversations with witnesses, and shots of the beauty of the mysterious Šumava forests with emotional music score by David Holmes.

Writer / Kris Kelly    DoP / Jaromír Kačer    Editor / Anna Johnson Ryndová    Music / David Holmes    Sound / Peter Hilčanský

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