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Martin Kuba – Vinland #KVIFF56

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The film brings on a new take on immigration and exploitation of people in need, with a stady narrative and an intense lead character.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Martin Kuba, director of the film Vinland.

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Martin Kuba, with Vinland, in the Future frames section of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, gives a new take on the tragic tales of immigration narrating the arc in a man’s life, when he is exploited by the Russian mafia in the Czech Republic. We talked with Martin about his necessity in making this film and in the importance of history, when he repeats itself.

Vinland: Like many others, Daniil has decided to leave his native Georgia and move to Prague in search of better pay. Originally a teacher, he finds a job with Ukrainian laborers controlled by a Russian boss called Sergei and thus becomes a cog in the machinery that takes advantage of the work of illegal immigrants… Vinland looks at the lives of people who exist all around us but about whom we know so little because their identities disappear the moment they relinquish their passports to the mafia who are interested only in profit.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Martin Kuba
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
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