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Kryštof

Original title: Kryštof
Director: Zdeněk Jiráský
Cast: Mikuláš Bukovjan, David Uzsák, Alexandra Borbély, Luboš Veselý
Country: Czech Republic
Year of production: 2021
Length (min): 101
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Sales: BONTONFILM a.s.
Section: Gala

Czechoslovakia in the era of the harshest Stalinism. Young Kryštof lives as a fresh postulant in a community of monks. In addition to silent prayers, he is also involved in the illegal transfer of people fleeing to Germany. During one of the events, he witnesses a brutal police crackdown on the students and decides to help them. He has no idea that Operation K is underway to destroy the male religious orders. This timeless drama from a tense time follows one man's struggle for life and dignity.

Zdeněk Jiráský

In the 1990s he worked as an assistant to photographer Tomki Němec and director Ivan Fíla. After earning his degrees in screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU, he made documentaries. In 2011, he debuted with the social drama Flower Buds, which won four Czech Lions, including the Best Film award.

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