Barefoot

Everyone who has ever walked barefoot on a harvested field knows that you need to tread carefully so you don’t injure your feet. Zdeněk Svěrák is returning to the memories of his childhood during the protectorate, treading carefully and softly. The hero of this picture is a young boy Eda and he is walking across the field in a time when all of history is happening. A great amount of marvellously composed drama is hiding under the surface of charming lyricism in this “amarcord” by Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák – one of the most extraordinary Czech films of 2017.