Leshy

Leshy

Directed by Pavel Soukup

Genre Fiction
Country Czech Republic
Year 2016
Length 23 min 15 s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, Original Czech version

Synopsis

Karel is a passionate gamekeeper. He has been taking good care of the forest and there are many enviable trophies in his collection. In a remote part of the forest, poachers waken a creature who could prove to be Karel’s equal. In fairy tales, this creature is called Leshy, but meeting it is definitely no fairy tale. As Karel attempts to track Leshy, he unknowingly comes closer than he expected. Meanwhile, the mysterious beast and Karel’s daughter Annie form a special kind of bond. Who will become the true ruler of the forest?

Themes

human relationships, childhood, horror, rural, violence

Biography

Pavel was not one of those children that were forbidden to watch horror movies on TV. Actually he grew up with these kinds of movies, ever since he was surrounded by old VHS cassettes. Even in early age he changed many character roles, supported by self made costumes, his strange looking facial expressions were good, planned pieces of choreography. While growing older he found that acting was not his calling. He has chosen the easy way and started to study the lonely field of animation at UMPRUM. After he learned all the important things from those little moving characters, he started to apply all his knowledge to real living actors. These days he is occupied with directing and editing short animated and feature films, advertisements and videos.



Distribution

Vladimira Havlickova, Marek Pospichal, Josef Rarach

Team

Production

Jakub Kostal, Zuzana Valkova, Gabriela Duchonova (Prague Academy of Arts)

Script

Petr Koubek

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Václav Tlapák

EDITING Darina Štěpánková
Sound Martin Blauber, Marti Styblo, Dominik Ragancik
Music Daniel Patras

Awards

FamuFest | 2015 | BEST SOUND, AUDIENCE AWARD, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE


Festivals

FamuFest Exposed
Pragues International Short Film Festival
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Leiden Short Film Experience
Sehsuechte Student Film Festival
Minikino Film Week
FebioFest Film Festival
Hallucinations collectives
Ljubljana International Film Festival
"One country, One film"
Interfilm Berlin
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
Seoul Youth International Film Festival
Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
International Short Film Festival In Drama
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
TromaDance film Festival
Rio de Janeiro International Curta Film Festival
Anchorage International Film Festival
Post Mortem Film Festival
Buried Alive Film Festival
Rooftop Film Festival
Carrousel du film de Rimouski
Calgary International Film Fest
SPASM