The Main 3 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Po strništi bos
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Culture & Society
Historical Drama
Family Drama
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:111 min
Country/Region:Czech Republic
Director:Jan Sverák
Producer:Jan Sverák
Cinematographer:Vladimir Smutny
Screenwriter:Jan Sverák
Zdenek Sverák
Editor:Alois Fisarek
Composer:Michal Novinski
Principal Cast:Alois Grec
Tereza Voriskova
Ondrej Vetchy
Oldrich Kaiser
Petra Spalkova
Hynek Cermak
Zdenek Sverak
Viera Pavlikova
Jan Triska
Zdenek Sverak
Filmography:The Elementary School ('91)
The Ride ('94)
Kolya ('96)
Dark Blue World ('01)
Empties ('07)
Kooky ('10)
Three Brothers ('14)


The Oscar-winning Czech director Jan Sverák (Kolya) once again collaborates with his scriptwriter/actor father Zdenek for a tale of historic events seen through the eyes of a child. Based on his father’s memoir Barefoot in a Stubble, a coming-of-age story set during the waning years of WWII, it follows eight-year old Eda who relocates with his family from Prague to the small village of Slavonice. There he meets a host of idiosyncratic paternal relatives, including his father’s estranged elder brother, as well as a gang of rowdy local kids who allow him to join their club.

Despite US bombers flying overhead and German soldiers marching through the village, Eda’s view of the conflict is colored by a childish innocence, and the war doesn’t prevent him and the other boys from having Mark Twain-like adventures. Superb acting, evocative cinematography and fine music choices make this Sverák’s best film since Kolya.

Director Biography

Czech-director Jan Sverák’s films have earned him a variety of honors throughout his career, including Academy Award nominations and a Crystal Globe Award win (for his 1994 film The Ride). He is alumnus of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.



"[A] beautiful piece of nostalgia shot entirely from a little boy’s perspective, one that never makes a misstep." - Hollywood Reporter


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