THE KITE

Summer is coming to an end, the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his Grandson a kite. As the boy is tossed around in the air, Grandpa catches him. Then the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. A strong autumn wind carries him off into the cloudy sky. Winter comes, then springtime. A warm breeze brings them together again. Told with enchanting, richly-textured images, this tale is about remembering those who are no longer with us.

Category Short film
Original title Pouštět draka / Šarkan
Director Martin Smatana
Production BFILM
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 13 min
Year 2019
Language No Dialogue
Country Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland
Genre Animation, Award-Winning, Children, Drama, Family

Festivals

  • Berlinale (Generation K-Plus) World Premiere (2019)
  • "Award for best short film children" ITFS Stuttgart (2019)
  • "Prix Jeune Public" Annecy (2019)
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • Gijon Film Festival
  • Cinekid
  • Milano Film Festival

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