Martina Saková

Germany, Slovakia, 2020 / 92 min / German version / Family, Adventure

Jonas’s summer visit to his cool grandfather turns into a luminous and light-hearted tale of rebellion.

Jonas, longs to spend the summer shooting the rapids and exploring the Slovakian countryside with his cool grandpa, but his exasperated mother has already made other plans. Jonas sneaks away from his home in Dresden to take the train by himself to his grandpa's charming little town. When he arrives, he discovers that his grandfather has changed and realises why his mother didn't want him to go there. Jonas is left on his own while his grumpy grandpa mopes. Luckily, he befriends his brave and tomboyish neighbour Alex with whom he creates a scheme to raise money for a raft of their own, unleashing a series of dodgy shenanigans. Their illegal racket creates an uproar in the village, lands Jonas’s grandpa in jail, and causes Alex and Jonas' friendship to fray. Jonas now has to find a way to repair the mess he’s made and get his granddad out of prison.


The screenings on 04/03 at 9:00 AM, on 05/03 at 9:30 AM unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Cast & Credits
Eliáš Vyskočil, Pavel Nový, Liana Pavlíková, Kaya Marie Möller, Szidi Tobias, Jana Oľhová
Sülke Schulz, Martina Saková
Jieun Yi
Alexander Bori, Ján Krnáč
Miriam Struhárová, Marcus Göppner
Paul Eisenach
Projector23, Silverart
Pluto Film, farbfilm verleih

Martina Saková was born in 1976 in the ČSSR. She studied film direction at the VSMU Film Academy in Bratislava and attended the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsberg as a guest student, before enrolling at the Berlin University of Arts to study experimental media design. In 2007 she founded her own production company Projector23 in Berlin. After directing a couple of short films, she shot her first documentary Little Hanoi in 2013. Summer Rebels (2020) is her fiction feature debut.

  • 2020 – Sommer-Rebellen
  • 2013 – Little Hanoi (documentary)
  • 2012 – Heavy Mental (short)
  • 2007 – Meine roten Blutkörperchen (short)
  • 2005 – Malí bojovníci (documentary short)
  • 2005 – Tunnellife (short)
  • 2003 – Information wants to be free (documentary short)