The director Václav Kadrnka was born in September 1973 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. In 1988, he emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom, where he studied theatre. From 1999 till 2008 he studied feature film directing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. His full-length feature debut Eighty Letters was premiered at the International Film Festival Berlinale 2011 and was well received internationally. It has been presented at many international festivals, receiving major awards. In 2012, Václav Kadrnka was awarded the Czech film critics prize for discovery of the year. He has been working for four years on Little Crusader project.
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