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The Trees Will Remember

An art-house film depicts in minimalistic style fateful hours in the life of a little Jewish boy who manages to hide from Nazi atrocious behavior. After their departure, he starts to seek his parents in a dense pine forest full of dead bodies. These hours reveal to the boy the cruel nature of reality. Film is shot in Yiddish, an old Jewish language almost exterminated along with World War Two.

  • Ash Sumpter
  • Ash Sumpter
  • Ash Sumpter
  • Martin Púček
    Key Cast
  • Mária Kalmárová
    Key Cast
  • Simon Šimanský
    Key Cast
    Nazi soldier #1
  • Jozef Pastorek
    Key Cast
    Nazi soldier #2
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Stromy si budú pamätať
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, War, History
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    123 EUR
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    CinemaDNG 2.5K
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  • Festival Áčko
    October 20, 2016
    Slovak premiere
  • Strekovská kamera
    Ústí nad Labem
    Czech Republic
    February 10, 2017
  • Amnesty International Au Cinéma Pour Les Droits Humains
    Nice + Carros
    March 14, 2017
    Public Award - Best Short Film
  • Festival Cinémator
    March 16, 2017
  • Juniorfilm - Memoriál Jirího Benese
    Dvůr Králové nad Labem
    Czech Republic
    March 25, 2017
    "Second Place Best Short Film" and "Honorable Mention of Children Jury"
  • International Film Festival of Uruguay
    April 11, 2017
  • Fresh Film Festival
    Limerick City
    March 29, 2017
  • Regional Competition of Amateur Films and Video Films CINEAMA - Trencín Region
    April 12, 2017
    "Third Place Best Short Film"
  • Super International Teenager Film Festival
    May 27, 2017
  • National Competition of Amateur Films and Video Films CINEAMA
    June 9, 2017
  • Scout Film Festival
    Stowe, Vermont
    United States
    June 10, 2017
    US premiere
  • N0maps Culture Itinerant Film Festival
    May 27, 2017
  • Start Film Fest
    Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
    Czech Republic
    August 8, 2017
  • Covellite International Film Festival
    Butte, Montana
    United States
    September 16, 2017
  • FESANCOR Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje de Santiago
    Santiago + Valparaiso
    September 26, 2017
  • Josiah Media Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    October 21, 2017
    1st Place Narrative Winner
  • Filmový festival CERNÁ VEZ
    České Budějovice
    Czech Republic
    November 25, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Impact Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ash Sumpter

Ash Sumpter (or Adam Pavlík) was born on 15.12.1997 in Ilava in Slovakia. In his early ages he experimented with shooting of films. Example of that is his amateur 12-minutes long version of Blair Witch. In year 2012 he made 25 minutes long experimental film called ICE. It was premiered on National Competition of Amateur Films and Video Films CINEAMA in Prievidza, Slovakia. At the end of the 2014 he finished his first feature fim „Mysterious Scenes from Swamps“ where he was involved as director, writer, cameraman, editor or composer of few songs. This film was screened at International Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice in Slovakia. In the summer of 2015 he worked as location assistent on 2nd season of Netflix original series „Marco Polo“, filmed in Slovakia. He’s participant of slovak-czech-polish film-workshop „Inspired by the History“ connected with educating about films about Second World War. In 2016, he was a member of international jury on International Open Film Festival (IOFF) 2016 in Bangladesh. In this year he also completed Yiddish-spoken short film from the times of holocaust „The Trees Will Remember“ Now, he’s visiting school focused on graphic of digital medias. He works also as cameraman on various culturas events or in local television called „Dubnicka internetova telka“. He has his own little production and distribution company called „Impact Films“.

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