Lean a Ladder against Heaven

Opři žebřík o nebe

Opři žebřík o nebe

Script: Jana Ševčíková
Photography: Jaromír Kačer
Editing: Eva Mesteková
Sound: Jaroslav Jehlička, Michal Gabor, Michal Míček
Music: Alan Vitouš, Vladimír Martinka
Actors, social actors: Marian Kuffa
Producer, Co-producer: Jana Ševčíková
Color: Colour
Language: Slovak
The question as to whether faith should be responsible for the suffering of social outcasts resonates in this portrait of Catholic priest Marián Kuffa, who leads a parish in the village of Žakovec in the Slovak Tatra Mountains that provides asylum to those released from prison, alcoholics, drug addicts and other people in need. During her five years of filming, the director successfully captured the development of the relationships between the priest and the residents of his parish, who speak freely about themselves and faithfully follow their own separate fates. The film captures the heroism of Kuffa’s faith while giving voice to the polyphonic testimony about misery and despair that comes from the mouths of his wards.

And now tell me: What are you doing? What are you doing here, in this hospital of souls. If you reject the path, the truth, the life of Jesus, I ask you – why are you here? Go away. Look around and see how many people are here – and there’s always more.

Jana Ševčíková
Rooseveltova 40
Prague 6 / 160 00 / Czech Republic
+420 604 605 349

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Czech Joy
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
25.10.2014 18:00


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