To See the Sea

Twelve-year-old Tomas wants to become a filmmaker, and when he gets a camera for his birthday, he decides to make his first film – about his family and his friend Haris.

Pojedeme k moři
Czechia 2014
90 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Tomáš gets a camera and begins making a film about his family. His enigmatic father works from home. By hiding a camera in his office, Tomas discovers that on Tuesdays and Thursdays his father leaves the house. When confronted with that fact, he denies it. On the pursuit of the great family secret Tomas reveals the hidden side of Haris, his best friend, who starts using a camera as the only way to get his mum and brother away from the hell of his violent father. Courage and profound friendship lead Tomáš and Haris to the final revelation and an unpredictable conclusion. The whole film is shot and edited as if by a twelve-year-old boy. This technique allows us to perceive the world through the eyes of a child.

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Director: Jiří Mádl
Screenplay: Jiří Mádl
Cinematography: Edita Kainrathová
Music: René Rypar
Sound: Pavel Dvořák, Klára Javoříková
Editing: Jakub Vansa
Production Design: Jana Nosková
Producer: Miloslav Šmídmajer
Co-production: Tomáš Baldýnský, Helena Uldrichová
Costumes: Lucie Ulíková
Cast: Petr Šimčák, Jan Maršál, Ondřej Vetchý, Lucie Trmíková, Jaroslava Pokorná, Jan Hlaváč, Michaela Majerníková, Ondřej Veselý, Lukáš Hrabák

Czech Film Critic Awards

2014 – Jiří Mádl (RWE Discovery of the Year Award)

Zlín Film Festival

2014 – Petr Šimčák (Best Child Actor)

Zlín Film Festival

2014 – Jiří Mádl (Best Feature Film for Children)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.