Blood, Sweat and Tears

  • Czech Republic
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The film traces the eighth generation of the family of puppeteers, Kopecký, through brothers Rosťa and Vítek Novák, in critical moments of their lives, starting with the year 2014 when they acquired their own theatre space – Jatka 78 – sparking the idea for their ambitious project with new circus ensemble Cirk La Putyka.
The new circus is not merely a glittery show chock-full of spectacular artistry and acrobatics. Cirk La Putyka is not only an ensemble of free-thinking artists riding a wave of popularity among Prague’s intellectual elite. It is a dream come true – and not only for ringleader Rosťa Novák, but also his ancestors; it was namely his self-destructive resolve which, after eight generations of travelling artists, finally brought them what they always wanted - their own theatre.

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  • Original Title
    Na krev
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Rostislav Novák ml., Rostislav Novák st.
  • Cinematography
    Patrik Balonek, Jakub Jelen
  • Editing
    Šimon Hájek, Pavol Palárik
  • Sound
    Marek Musil
  • Runtime
    71 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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