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Daleko / Blizko / Near / Far

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Participants
Ondrej Erban  / Director, Writer
Jakub Jira  / Producer

Programs
MIDPOINT Intensive CZ 2020

News
MIDPOINT Intensive CZ představuje vybrané projekty / MIDPOINT Intensive CZ projects selection

Synopsis

David (37) žije na samotě se svým čtrnáctiletým synem Matějem. Chlapec ale tamní osamělý život nesnáší. Raději se pokusí o sebevraždu, než aby zůstal, byť jen o den déle. David včas zasáhne a chlapce zachrání, Matěj mu ale svým sebevražedným pokusem nedá na výběr: musí se vrátit zpět do civilizace. Netrvá dlouho a na povrch začne vyvěrat, před čím že to David původně na samotu utekl.

Daleko / Blízko je intimní drama o lidských slabostech a mužích, kteří spolu nedokáží hovořit.
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David’s new life in the middle of nowhere was meant to be the cure for all his problems. However, he also brought along his 14-year-old son Matěj, who despises this sojourn in the heart of nature and would do anything to go back home. One day Matěj arrives at an extreme solution – he attempts suicide. David manages to save him, but he’s left with no choice: he has to leave the safety of his refuge in the wilderness. However, their return to civilization doesn’t mean an end to their problems. We slowly realize why David had to leave the city in the first place – it was the only way he could cope with his crippling alcoholism, and now his endless battle with temptation starts anew. As for Matěj, he desperately struggles to fit in at his new school, but instead of accepting him, his peers begin bullying him. It takes them both a long time to realize that they can’t solve their problems if they don’t open up, and that in order to understand one another, they must first understand themselves.