Young Jonas wants to visit his cool grandpa in Slovakia for a summer of fun on the river, but his mom has other plans. Undeterred, Jonas takes off on an adventure of his own in this lighthearted tale of rebellion, friendship, catastrophe and ultimately, redemption.


TV/Streaming: RTVS (SK), NPO (NL), NETFLIX (SK&CZ)

Cinema distribution: Cinemart (SK, CZ), Farbfilm (DE), Einhornfilm (AT)

World Sales: Plutofilm

Film Website:  www.summerrebels.com


***winner of the German Film Critics´ Prize ´21

***pre-selected for the German Film Award ´21

***best Soundtrack Award, IFF Molodist ´21

***audience award Festival Nuovo Cinema Europe, Italy ´22


60th ZLIN IFF, Czech Republic *competition

50th Giffoni, Italy *competition

Cinekid, Netherland *competition

44th IFF Mostra, Sao Paolo, Brazil *competition New directors

BUFF Malmö Film Festival, Sweden *competition

51st Goa IFF, India *World Panorama

TIFF junior TROMSO, Norway

Riga IFF, Latvia *children section

31st Cinemagic Film Festival, Irland/UK *competition

BIKY Busan International Kids&Youth Film Festival, South Korea

61st Thessaloniki IFF, Greece *Youth Screen

25th EU Film Festival, India

Luxembourg City FF, Luxembourg *competition

Sherbrooke IFF, Canada *competition

Montreal International Children Film Festival, Canada *competition

Filem´on, Brussel Belgium *competition

Kristiansand IFF, Norway *competition

24th Tallinn Black Nights / Just Film’s, Estonia *competition

Children's Rights Film Festival, Croatia

Vilnius children and youth film festival, Lithuania *competition

Listapad Minsk IFF, Belarus *children section

23rd Olympia IFF, Greece *competition

FICC, Mexico

38th Ale kino IFF, Poland *competition

30th Filmfest Cottbus Germany *U18

Goldener Spatz FF Germany *competition

Cinema in Sneakers, Poland **competition

Molodist IFF, Ukraine * Teen screen competition

European International Festival in Amman, Jordan

Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa, Italy




Script: Martina Sakova & Sülke Schulz

Director: Martina Sakova

DOP: Jieun Yi

Music: Paul Eisenach

Editor: Martin Herold

Production design: Miriam Struhárová

Producers: Martin Kleinmichel & Katarína Krnáčová

Co-production: Projector23 (DE) & Silverart (SK)



German Federal Film Fund BKM | Slovak Audiovisual Fund | Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film | German Federal Film Fund DFFF | Slovak Television | Creative Europe MEDIA

LANGUAGE VERSIONS AVAILABLE  Slovak | German | Czech | Dutch