With its gorgeous cinematography and costumes, and beautiful fairy tale locations, The Seven Ravens is great fun for the whole family.
The Seven Ravens will be preceded by the short animated film Rosso Papavero (5 mins, dir. Martin Smatana, Slovakia, 2014). The film follows a child who watches in wonderment at a performing circus. Will he join their dream-world or stay in reality?
After the screening of The Seven Ravens with your head stacked full of fairy tale, join us for Lights! Camera! Comics! and use your ideas to make a fairy tale comic book story in a workshop in The Cube led by comic book performer Bernard Caleo.
The Seven Ravens
Popular Czech director Alice Nellis has tried her hand at the fantasy genre with an adaptation of a beloved fairy tale collected and published variously by Božena Němcová, Pavol Dobšinský, and the Brothers Grimm, with tremendous results.
Seven sons of a baker enrage their mother with their mischievous behaviour. She lays a curse on them, turning all seven into ravens. Now, on the cusp of adulthood, only their youngest sister Bohdanka (the delightful Martha Issová) can transform her brothers back into human beings, but only through first making a pact with a witch and accomplishing certain supreme feats of self-sacrifice.