Cyril and Methodius in film

Cyril and Methodius in film

The five-part docudrama will map the lives and work of the Slavonic missionaries Cyril and Methodius, primarily in an educational format. Therefore, in the longer horizon, it can be used also as an educational tool at schools.

Within this project, there is cooperation between the Catholic and the Orthodox Church. Thanks to this unique cooperation we can talk about a correct and objective film processing of an important socio-cultural issue; ensured under the auspices of the heads of both Churches, which were assumed by the Archbishop of Prague, Dominik Duka and the Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church, Vladyka Kryštof.

Together with the document, a full-length film will emerge which will be distributed to cinemas. The main motif of the film is the figure of the fake priest Eiben, an important adversary of Cyril and Methodius, who inconspicuously influences the course of events at that time.

Cyril and Methodius – The Apostles of Slavs

  • Direction: Petr Nikolaev and David Kočár
  • Producer: Viktor Krištof
  • Production: Three Brothers Ltd.
  • Script: P. Hudský, M. Osčatka
  • Genre: educational adventure
  • Premiere: Autumn 2013

Guarantors: Roman Catholic Church in the Czech Republic
Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and in Slovakia


Created: David Kočár & Viktor Krištof (comment: Robert Polo)


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  • Here are our roots.

    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

We cooperate

  • Senát PČRVláda ČR
    Poslanecká sněmovna PČRMinisterstvo kultury ČR
    Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČRMinisterstvo zahraničních věcí ČR
    Česká biskupská konferenceAkademie věd České republiky
    Zlínský krajVelvyslanectví ČR při Svatém stolci
  • Jihomoravský krajOlomoucký kraj
    Římskokatolická farnost VelehradObec Velehrad
    Město Uherské HradištěMěsto Staré Město
    Město HodonínPravoslavná církev v českých zemích a na Slovensku
    Centrála cestovního ruchu Východní MoravyPETARDA PRODUCTION, a.s.
  • Three Brothers s.r.o.Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
    Masarykova univerzitaUniverzita Karlova v Praze
    Slovácké muzeum v Uherském HradištiMoravské zemské muzeum v Brně
    Muzeum umění OlomoucCentrum Aletti
    Masarykovo muzeum v HodoníněCzechTourism