Little Crusader

Inspired by a 19th-century epic poem, this film tells the story of an aging warrior, Bořek, on a relentless search for his missing son, Jenik.

88min | Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia | Drama

Little Jan, the only descendant of the knight Bořek, has run away from home. His anxious father sets out to find him but his despair at the fruitless search gradually starts to overpower him.

Václav Kadrnka has turned out a stylistically well-contoured adaptation of the poem "The Little Crusader of Svojanov" by Jaroslav Vrchlický, where he employs a taciturn film form in order to encourage our imagination to engage in a poetic, cinematic pilgrimage.

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