Barefoot on Stalks is a coming-of-age story of 8-yrs-old Eda, who is forced to leave Prague and spend war times in the countryside after his father rejects to affiliate with Nazi invadors of Czechoslovakia. The war provides mysterious adventures to Eda whose childish eyes can‘t percieve danger of difficult times. For him life feels strange but beautiful now – city boy lives in a tiny town, joins local boyish crew to spend days walking barefoot, notices beauty of girls for the first time and discovers both deep family secrets and his own bravery. Barefoot is a lyrical feature film about childhood and heroism.
Director: Jan Svěrák
Script: Zdeněk Svěrák
Music composer: Michal Novinski Premiere: August 2017 Production: Biograf Jan Sverak (cz), NOVINSKI (sk), Phoenix Film (dk)
Co-producers: Czech Television, Slovak Television RTVS
Supported by Czech State Cinematography Fund and Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Nominated for the Czech Film and Television Awards 2018 - Czech Lion Award - Best Music