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Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1967

Production year

1967

Premiere

30 August 1968

Runtime

15 min

Director

Jan Špáta

Category

film

Genre

social, essay

Typology

documentarytheatrical distributionshort

Original title

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Czech title

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English title

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Working title

Maminky

Summary

A film essay on the life wisdom of old women. They've lost their husbands, their children have left and they spend their shortening days alone in the simple conditions of village homes. They see death as an obvious part of life.

Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Špáta

Screenstory

Jan Špáta

Screenplay

Jan Špáta

Commentary by

Jan Špáta

Director of Photography

Jan Špáta

Camera Operator

Vladimír Vízner

Sound Designer

Zbyněk Mader

Production Manager

Máša Charouzdová

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Production info

Original Title

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Czech Title

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English Title

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Working Title

Maminky

Category

film

Typology

documentarytheatrical distribution

Genre

social, essay

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1967

Production Year

1967

Production specifications

projection approval 27 December 1967

Premiere

premiere 30 August 1968 /suitable for youths/
renewed premiere 1990 /suitable for youths/
renewed premiere 5 November 2009 /suitable for all ages/ (kina Aero a Světozor, Praha)

Distribution slogan

no caption (1968) / no caption (1990) / no caption (2009)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ústřední půjčovna filmů (původní 1968 a obnovená 1990), Aerofilms (obnovená 2009 /DVD kinodistribuce/; monopol do 5. 11. 2012)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

15 min

Original length in metres

420 meters

Shooting format

Digital Betacam, HD Digital Betacam

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm, DVD, BRD

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Trilobit 1967

1968
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jan Špáta