The film captures the journey of Josef Paseka through Šumava Mountains. He is searching for a space where to breathe deeply, a space for calm, for truth. As well as the inhospitable Šumava nature he has to also learn to get along with the people of Šumava – the extractors of peat, and the strange devils too. Josef Paseka is slowly discovering that if he wants to understand this region, he will have to cast aside all he has come with.

Even a hundred years ago Šumava was a place that was romantinc, but also dying, exploited, devastated, fascinating, magical and neglected.



Director – Martin Pertlíček
Art director – Martin Pertlíček
Script – Martin Pertlíček a Martin Novotný
Producers – Alena Vandasová, Martin Vandas (MAUR film)

Estimated length – 15 minut
Estimated release – 2023

Financially supported by the Czech Film Fund.