“8 Heads of Madness,this is an eternal struggle of the artist against the outside world but also against her own demons and desires. 8 Heads of Madness, this is a drama woven from the fragments of one dreary epoch, a cut through the desperate 20th century in a desperate country, seen through the sympathetic and sensitive eyes of a poet.“
Marta Nováková, writer/director
Soviet Russia, 1921. The young poet Anna Barkova is to embark on a starry carrier, her first collection has just been published and she is believed to become the greatest Russian poet, overshadowing event the great Pushkin. A few years later, however, Anna sits in a crowded cattle truck heading for the barren steppes of Kazakhstan. This will not be her only journey and only camp. The poet Anna Barkova (1906-1976) spent 22 years of her life in Gulags. She survived thanks to her poems, thanks to hope and passionate love for a woman named Valentina.
The main role will be played by well-known Czech singer Aneta Langerová.
Moss & Roy supports the creation of this ambitious picture produced by 8Heads Productions in co-production with Czech Television from the very beggining and in 2012 became a co-producer of the film.
Zuzana Fialová, Viktorie Čermáková, Marie Štípková, Luboš Veselý a Martin Sitta also star in the movie. The shooting takes place in Prague exteriors, Rabstejn, Pribram and other locations from November 2012 to autumn 2013.
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