Director and cameraman Filip Brabec poses together 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 23, 2021
PRAGUE (Reuters) – 4-legged stars dominated the purple carpet at a Czech movie premiere of a film on rescued canine 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 Individuals to Dwell” appeared as a e book in 2019 and follows the journey of Gump and different mistreated canine, instructed from their perspective.
It was among the many 50 most-read books within the nation final yr, in keeping with the Databazeknih.cz web site that tracks the e book market.
It offered 140,000 copies, in keeping with CTK information company. Its success spawned a well-liked track and a movie of the identical title, which had its nationwide launch on Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic postponed its unique launch on the finish of 2020.
The entire “Gump” undertaking, in keeping with its writer Filip Rozek, has spotlighted the mistreatment of canine. 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 undertaking made sense to boost consciousness to a variety of issues, and to become profitable for wanted shelters and organisations. That’s what we needed,” Rozek mentioned at Wednesday’s premiere, the place he escorted Gump alongside the purple carpet.
Rozek received the concept for the e book with a pal whereas working in an organisation that rescued canine.
The movie’s director, F.A. Brabec, mentioned the problem of bringing the canine characters’ feelings to the movie drew him to the undertaking, which additionally starred a number of prime Czech actors.
“(The story) is extremely emotional,” he mentioned.
(Reporting by Jiri Skacel and Jason Hovet; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan)