King Skate

The first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime.

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Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization. “Stick close to the concrete. Jam through the space. Keep it moving. Skate!” Writer, journalist, DJ, and freelance filmmaker Šimon Šafránek shot his first feature documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia – a charmingly cheeky yet wise, melancholy, and engaging account of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack (The Clash, Sex Pistols, Killing Joke) introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.

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Original Title:

King Skate

Direction:

Šimon Šafránek

Duration:

79 mins

Year:

2018

Audio:

Czech

Subtitles:

HU, BG, RO, EN

Country:

Czechia

Producer:

Kateřina Černá

Production:

Negativ

Distribution:

Aerofilms

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