Two rambunctious runaways take off into the frigid Czech countryside on a road trip to nowhere.
Two teenage rebels take to the road in a stolen Audi. 14-year-old Mára is a tough-talking skinhead set on reconnecting with his grandfather, while 12-year-old Heduš wields an air gun with a cherubic smile and picks up a lady hitchhiker on the off chance of a threesome. No one knows what lies at the end of the road, but one thing’s certain: These boys can’t wait to grow up.
Director Olmo Omerzu again demonstrates his gift for eliciting authentic performances from child actors. By transposing the road movie genre from its stereotypical summer setting to a harsh winter, he accentuates the warmth at the heart of this tender ode to adolescence, evoking the youthful yearning for adulthood that every kid experiences.
Cast & Credits
Olmo Omerzu graduated from the renowned Prague film school FAMU in 2011. He previously directed A Night Too Young (2012) and Family Film (2015). He won Best Director at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Winter Flies, which has been selected to represent the Czech Republic at the 91st Academy Awards.
Tomáš Mrvík, Jan František Uher, Eliška Křenková
*In Competition, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival 2018