Scene from the film The Flying Horse
Scene from the film The Flying Horse
Scene from the film The Flying Horse
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The Flying Horse

  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
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The story of our sad hero Eduard Kirchberger begins during the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Although he was not an actor, Eduard played different characters throughout his life. Karel Fabián (one of Kirchberger’s pseudonyms) changed with the world around him and did so to such an extent that his own daughters are unable to differ between the real memories of their father and those based just on his books. The director Viera Čakányová decided to express this tragicomedy about escaping both the history and himself through a combination of a documentary and an animated film, an animated documentary. The film was inspired by a short story from the bestselling storybook Gottland by a Polish reporter Mariusz Szczygiel. This project is co-production with czech company nutprodukce (CZ). It has been realized with the support of the Audiovisual Fund and the Czech State Fund of Cinematography.


  • Original Title
    Letiaci kôň
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Viera Čákanyová
  • Cinematography
    Šimon Dvořáček
  • Editing
    Viera Čakányová, Alexandra Gojdičová
  • Sound
    Adam Levý, Miloš Hanzély, Dušan Kozák
  • Runtime
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 30th International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
    • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • 12th International Film Festival Tofifest 2014, Torun, Poland
    • International Documentary Film Festival 2014, Jihlava, Czech Republic
    • FAMUfest 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
    • International Film Festival 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Documentary Film Festival Vilnius 2015, Lithuania
    • Finále Plzeň 2015, Czech Republic 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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