The Seven Ravens / Sedmero Krkavcu DVD

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Anupama K.
Very romantic

I have many versions of this famous fairy tale on DVD. An older Czech one from the 1990s, a German one, an Estonian/Soviet one, the Jim Henson version and a cartoon. All of those are lovely and romantic, but this one may be the most romantic version. The nature backdrop is also very majestic and lush.
I was so used to seeing princess-like actresses playing the female lead that I my curiosity was piqued when I saw a "normal" looking woman in such a part for a change. By the film's end, she's as much a beauty to the viewer as the rest of them. So expressive and lively, and she and the kind, equally lovable prince make such a lovely, dear, romantic couple, I was rooting for them throughout. Other versions of the story tend to be more mentally stressful (as far as fairy tales can be deemed so) because of the villain constantly hounding the poor heroine. Here, the villain(s) are comical, thus taking the edge off, while still sticking beautifully to kernel of their parts in the story. The novel additions to the story, the realism in motivations woven into it, all make it stand out as a unique and worthy rendition in its own right. If you love this fairy tale, or even if you didn't before, you will want this version.
Thanks to all involved in it, the subtitler included, and CzechMovie for making it available.


The Seven Ravens / Sedmero Krkavcu DVD
A fairy tale based on Božena Němcová's classic story "The Seven Ravens." A young girl takes on the daunting task of saving her brothers and breaking the curse their mother cast upon them. It is a story of courage, perseverance, and the power of words, truth, and true love. The main heroine, Bohdanka, is born into a troubled family. Her mother, in a fit of anger, cursed her seven sons, turning them into ravens. This family tragedy is kept secret from Bohdanka. As she reaches adulthood and learns about her family's curse, she resolves to save her brothers. A local witch advises her that she must sew shirts for her brothers. However, these are no ordinary shirts; Bohdanka must gather nettles, process the fibers, weave the fabric, and sew every stitch herself without any help. Bohdanka embarks on a long journey to save her brothers.

Product Details DVD
Length 97 min.
Production Year 2015
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Region 2

Director Alice Nellis
Cast Martha Issova, Sabina Remundova, Lukas Prikazky, Vaclav Neuzil ml., Zuzana Bydzovska, Jana Olhova, Csongor Kassai,Tatjana Medvecka

Also Known As:

Germany (festival title) - Die Sieben Raben
UK (festival title) - The Seven Ravens
Lithuania - Septyni varnai
Poland - Siedmiu zaklętych braci
Romania (festival title) - Cei sapte corbi
Slovakia - Sedem zhavranelých bratov
World-wide (English title) - The Seven Ravens
Czech - Sedmero krkavců

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