“We had to drag ourselves out of bed to catch the light”
The Zlin Festival has a special nose for youth cinema. Every year some seemingly obscure titles are picked up from the darker corners of the independent Anglo-Saxon market, emerging as true festival revelations. This year there were several, like JELLYFISH (UK), INDIAN HORSE and GIANT LITTLE ONES (Canada) and METAL HEART (Ireland). One title from the US that caught attention was MEASURE OF A MAN by Jim Loach.