Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Summer is drawing to a close, the trees are full of ripe fruit, and a brisk autumn wind is stirring. A man gives his grandson a kite, awakening the dream of flying among the clouds. As the grandfather grows weaker, the wind carries him into the sky. Winter subsides, spring comes, and a warm gust of wind enables a memorable reunion and an unforgettable adventure together among the clouds.

Recommended for ages 5 and up
School: kindergarten, 1st-4th grade

tags: Aging, Animation, Memories, Family, Grief/Trauma, Short film, Kinderfilmfest


Screenplay: Martin Smatana

Director of Photography: Ondřej Nedvěd

Film Editor: Lucie Navrátilová

Composer: Aliaksander Yasinski

Production Designer: Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski

Sound: Viera Marinová

Producer: Peter Badač

Production Company: BFILM

Co-Producer: Jakub Rálek

Co-Production Company: FAMU, CeTA

World Sales: Magnetfilm

Director: Martin Smatana


Born in Slovakia in 1991, Martin Smatana studied animation at FAMU in Prague. While working on his bachelor’s degree, he did an internship at Nukufilm, a stop-motion studio in Tallinn, Estonia. His debut film, ROSSO PAPAVERO (CIRCUS OF RED POPPY), which had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2015, received 13 international awards. THE KITE is his graduation film.