A great distance. Two thousand eight hundred fifty-two kilometers between Brno and Diveyevo, between the East and the West, between father and son. Far away, so close. At the end of summer holiday Vít and his son Grisha set off for a long journey to Russia. As soon as they get in the car, son puts his headset on and father immerses himself into memories. Still the two cannot escape one another. But there is one thing that can bring them close once again – a joint search. But what are they actually searching for?
2. 7. 2019
DCP, HD Files
Cast & Crew
Martin Mareček, Tomáš Bojar, Marek Šindelka
About the film
“These are fathers of ours” is a title of a litho depicting Cyril and Methodius which hangs in the living room of our main character’s native home. It is one of very important opening scenes of the film. Vít is sitting on his beloved couch right underneath this picture, his eyes cast down. Quiet, concentrated, remembering. I guess all of us have our own place like this, as well as our own pictures which have been of a great importance for us since our childhood. “These Are Fathers of Ours” had also been a working title of our film for quite long time and it helped us stick to our topic. This working title covered a particular detail of the story as well as a general frame concerning father figures and motives which affect us in today’s society. On one hand there is the popularity of authoritative politicians and macho solutions, on the other hand we are aware of the fact that half of all marriages fail after a few years and human relationships keep flowing through a whirlpool of permanent changes. What kind of fathers will our sons turn into? We had a unique opportunity to watch Vít and Grisha, father and son who set off for an important, faraway visit. Full of uncertainties, stumbling as well as showing a sincere determination. In the editing room there was born a fragile film elegy for a family striving to bridge the gap between love and loss, between inner selves and continents. Faraway from up close.