The Sailor

BFM — 40
BFM — 40
The Sailor
31 March
Directed by Lucia KašovaItalian title: Il marinaio [t.l.]
Slovakia / 2021 / 78 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: it./en.
Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson was born on the river Hamble in the UK, on a boat called Escape. After his short career in the Navy during the war, in the Shetland Islands, he bought a boat and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean alone. After that, he never truly lived on land. He loved, drank and lived foolishly while sailing the world. Now he is turning eighty, he is alone and both him and his boat are unfit to sail. He drinks a liter of vodka a day and thinks about his past. He never thought he would live this long.

Presentation with the producer + Q&A


Lucia Kašová (Bratislava, Slovakia, 1983) – studied documentary directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Her graduation short documentary Concrete Times received several awards and was selected at various international film festivals. She traveled the world for most of her life and after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, she met, on Carriacou Island, the protagonist of her first feature-length documentary The Sailor.

Essential filmography

The Sailor (doc, 2021)
Orchester z krajiny ticha (Orchestra from the Land of Silence, short, 2020)
Betónová doba (Concrete Times, short, 2018)
Mama.Gabriela.Televízia. (Mother. Gabriele. Television., short, 2017)

BFM 40 list of films

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