May-Day celebrations are under way in a small Moravian village. The chief miller opens the festivities. Anka is an amiable young girl whom all the lads in the village are trying to court. The forester also admires her and asks her for a dance under the May pole. The young lads draw her away from him since someone from outside the village is not allowed to behave in this way with a village girl during the May-Day celebrations. Anka runs off into the woods. The forester catches her up and tries to force his attentions on her. Anka tries to defend herself. The village lads find them in the woods, they take the forester back to his house and the celebrations continue.
The film was made during the last few days before the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic in September 1918. The scenes of the village feasting appeared once more in 1925 as The Podlužácký Feast in Lanžhot (280m).
In 1980s the film was reconstructed by Czechoslovak Film Institute.
For the Girl
Podlužácké hody v Lanžhotě
3 March 1919