(previously SUMMER WITH BERNARD)
Jonas is excited to spend his holidays with his grandpa Bernard. But without a wife or job, grandpa is not in the best of moods. Jonas knows something must be done. Thus begins a turbulent summer leading to an extraordinary friendship.
CAST AND CREW
DIRECTOR: Martina Saková
SCRIPT: Silke Schulz, Martina Saková
CAST: Eliáš Vyskočil, Pavel Nový, Kaya Möller, Liana Pavlíková, Szidi Tobias, Jana Oľhová
DOP: Jieun Yi
MUSIC COMPOSER: Paul Eisenach
PRODUCTION AND COSTUME DESIGNER: Miriam Struhárová
Producer / SK: Katarína Krnáčová, Silverart, s.r.o.
Producer / DE: Martin Kleinmichel, Projector23
Financially supported by BKM / Slovak Audiovisual Fund www.avf.sk in cooperation with SPP / DFFF / Creative Europe - Media / KFJDF
World premiere at festival BIKY 2020
Premiered in Slovak cinemas in August 2020
Premiered in German cinemas in August 2021
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
EU FILM FESTIVAL INDIA
FILM FESTIVAL 2020
MINSK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
15. 03. 2020
The sales company Pluto Film has picked up our film Summer Rebels , feature debut by Martina Saková. The Slovak/German coproduction for children had been selected for the main competitions of several world festivals before the coronavirus crisis started. Read more here:
zlín film festival
Our movie Summer in Bernard was presented at Zlín Film Festival 2019 by its director Martina Sáková as a part of the works in progress programme section.
It´s the presentation of upcoming Czech, Slovak and Balkan films for children and youth in the production or post-production phase.
Martina Saková studied film direction at the Film Academy VSMU in Bratislava in Slovakia and as a guest student at the Film Academy HFF in Potsdam and experimental media design at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 2007 she established her own production company Projector23 in Berlin. Summer Rebels is her feature debut.
Filmography – director (selection):
HEAVY MENTAL (13x7´, animated series in production)
MEINE ROTEN BLUTKÖRPERCHEN(12´animated short, 2007, Germany)
MALI BOJOVNICI (26´, documentary, broadcaster: Slovak Television STV)
TUNNELLIFE (3´ animated short, 2005, Germany/Slovakia)
EEN LAND TWEE MEERE (30sec, animated short, 2004),
INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE (2003, 40´,documentary)