- Director:Šimon Šafránek
Writer, journalist, DJ, and freelance filmmaker Šimon Šafránek shot his first feature documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia – a charmingly cheeky yet wise, melancholy, and engaging account of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.
About the director
Šimon Šafránek started out at the end of the 90‘s as a film critic and worked for major Czech magazines and newspapers focusing on film and music. He directed the short documentary The Myth (2003), which is about Nick Cave and his fans. He also has directed TV documentaries that are focused on music. Since the mid-90's he has been active as a DJ with The Fakes collective. He is the author of two novels: "23" and "Fleischerei 36" which is about what he experienced living in Berlin.
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.