Zátopek (CinEast Festival)
CinEast Festival 2022
République tchèque-Slovaquie 2021 | vostang | 131’ | c | De : David Ondříček | Avec : Václav Neužil, Martha Issová, Robert Mikluš, James Frecheville
► Film d’ouverture, Festival de Karlovy Vary 2021
Autumn 1968, the Australian running record holder Ron Clarke is coming to Prague, hoping that his old friend and role model, Emil Zátopek, the most famous Czech athlete of all time, will help him overcome the biggest crisis of his career.
« Ambitiously attempting both an interior character study as well as a broad historical overview, Zátopek appears to sincerely grasp the soul of a man for whom winning wasn’t everything, even if he always won. » (Variety)
« This is a first-rate production in every regard, and one of the best mainstream Czech films of the past two decades. » (The Prague Reporter)