Director and cameraman Filip Brabec poses along with his spouse, daughter and a canine earlier than “Gump” premiere in Prague, Czech Republic July 21, 2021. Image taken July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jiri Skacel
July 22, 2021
PRAGUE (Reuters) – 4-legged stars dominated the crimson carpet at a Czech movie premiere of a film on rescued canines first portrayed in a shock hit e book and whose tales have helped finance a brand new shelter for fellow canines.
“Gump – the Canine that Taught Folks to Reside” appeared as a e book in 2019 and follows the journey of Gump and different mistreated canines, instructed from their perspective.
It was among the many 50 most-read books within the nation final yr, based on the Databazeknih.cz web site that tracks the e book market.
It bought 140,000 copies, based on CTK information company. Its success spawned a well-liked track and a movie of the identical identify, which had its nationwide launch on Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic postponed its unique launch on the finish of 2020.
The entire “Gump” mission, based on its creator Filip Rozek, has spotlighted the mistreatment of canines. Proceeds have additionally raised cash for a brand new animal shelter that’s set to open in September in Velke Popovice, 27 km (17 miles) southeast of Prague.
“This complete mission made sense to boost consciousness to numerous issues, and to earn a living for wanted shelters and organisations. That’s what we wished,” Rozek mentioned at Wednesday’s premiere, the place he escorted Gump alongside the crimson carpet.
Rozek acquired the concept for the e book with a good friend whereas working in an organisation that rescued canines.
The movie’s director, F.A. Brabec, mentioned the problem of bringing the canine characters’ feelings to the movie drew him to the mission, which additionally starred a number of high Czech actors.
“(The story) is very emotional,” he mentioned.
(Reporting by Jiri Skacel and Jason Hovet; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan)