The Little Crusader

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Aš mažas ir mano širdis tyra. Niekas, išskyrus Viešpatį, joje neapsigyvens.

Little Jan is the only descendant of the knight Bořek. One day he runs away from home in search of the Holy Land. The boy soon loses his way but his solitude and endeavour to overcome his fear of the dark make for an exciting adventure. Václav Kadrnka creates an adaptation of a poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický “The Little Crusader of Svojanov” and encourages our imagination to engage in a poetic, cinematic pilgrimage.


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Crystal Globe for Best Film

Václav Kadrnka

Václav Kadrnka (b. 1973) studied theatre science in Great Britain and feature film direction at Prague’s FAMU. His feature film debut Eighty Letters was premiered at the Berlinale in 2011 and received important international awards. In 2012 Kadrnka won the Czech Film Critics Award as Discovery of the Year.