Four Suns

  • 105'
  • Czech Republic
  • 2011
Bohdan Sláma, who won a Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2002 with his feature debut Wild Bees, continues to build up a refined, unmistakably personal oeuvre. His fourth feature, Four Suns, is set in a small Czech village; the protagonists are not so successful in life and only just manage to keep their heads above water. But alongside setbacks and poverty (and alcohol) there is always friendship and solidarity (and alcohol).
Jára lives with his wife Jana, their young daughter and his teenage son Véna from a previous marriage. There are problems with Véna: he’s not getting on well at school and is hanging around with a group of losers. Basically he’s a lot like Jára, who has just been sacked again. Jára decides to work with his friend Karel, who is very spiritually inclined. But will Karel’s talents be of any value?
Sláma again reveals himself to be a gifted narrator with much understanding for the weaknesses of his characters. Four Suns is a loving, almost magical story about growing up, believing and letting go.


Director
Bohdan Sláma
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Czech Republic
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ctyri slunce
Language
Czech
Producers
Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Production Company
Negativ
Sales
Films Boutique
Screenplay
Bohdan Sláma
Cinematography
Diviš Marek
Editor
Jan Daňhel
Production Design
Jan Vlasák
Sound Design
Jan Cenek
Cast
Jiří Mádl, Ana Geislerová
Website
http://filmsboutique.com/movies/four-suns/