It tells the story of Borondir, sent to ask the people of the Éothéod for help

‘Horn of Gondor’: an excellent short film about a story written by J.R.R. Tolkien

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A group of Czech fans of the British writer J.R.R. Tolkien announced two years ago his intention to shoot a short film entitled “Horn of Gondor”. Funds for the shoot were raised through micro-donations through Kickstarter.com. They raised more than 11,000 euros and on September 18 the film, directed by Šimon Pest, was finally released on YouTube.

“Horn of Gondor” tells about events that occurred 500 years before “The Lord of the Rings” and that were recounted in the “Unfinished Tales”, published by Christopher Tolkien in 1980 with various stories written by his father. The story is set in the time when the people of the Balchoth attacked the kingdom of Gondor. Steward Cirion sent six messengers to call for help from Éorl, the chief of the people of the horse lords, the Éothéod, who lived in the fortified town of Framburg, far north, in the High Valleys of the Anduin. Of those six messengers only one survived, Borondir, who is the protagonist of this short film, recorded in English:

I was surprised by the good quality of the film, with a very good wardrobe and setting. Congratulations to its authors.

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