Barefoot

Barefoot

(Po strništi bos), Jan Svěrák / CZ-SK-DK, 2017
Czech version, 111 min

Eight-year-old Eda is a long-desired and anxiously protected child of parents who had lost one baby before. Eda therefore is a backup child; he even has the same name. After his father rejects to affiliate with Nazi invaders of Czechoslovakia in 1939, the family is forced to leave Prague and spend the war time living with relatives in the countryside. The war provides the mysterious adventures to Eda whose childish eyes cannot perceive the danger of those difficult times. To him life feels strange but beautiful now – a city boy lives in a tiny town, joins local boyish crew to spend days walking barefoot, notices beauty of girls for the fi rst time and discovers both deep family secrets and his own bravery.

 

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