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PROGRAM

The Kite

  • Czech, Slovakia, Poland
  • 2019
  • 14min
  • color
  • Animation
  • ALL

A little boy visits his grandfather living on a mountain alone and spends a nice time with him. As time passes, the grandfather becomes weaker and weaker, and the moment of farewell seems near. This puppet animation is made with fabric patches whose texture looks so soft, and which play an essential role in delivering its message. Death, the unavoidable fate, is sublimated with the warmth of fantasy and memory in this touching family animation. (KIM Se-jin)
 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 11.01 (10 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • Martin SMATANA

    Martin Smatana finished his master's degree in Animation at FAMU, Prague. During his bachelor studies, he completed an internship in Nuku film. For 5 years he was leading workshops of animation for children. His debut film Rosso Papavero was premiered at Berlinale 2015 Generation Kplus and won 13 international awards. His graduation film The Kite was premiered at Berlinale 2019.

Credit

  • ProducerPeter BADAČ
  • Cinematography Ondřej NEDVĚD
  • Editor Lucie NAVRÁTILOVÁ
  • Music Aliaksander YASINSKI
  • Sound Viera MARINOVÁ
  • Script Martin SMATANA

Schedule