Grandmother

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

24 February 1922

Runtime

54 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuremedium

Original title

Babička

Czech title

Babička

English title

Grandmother

Synopsis

The prologue contains the facts of the life of Božena Němcová. Ludmila Innemannova at the grave of Němcová. Appreciative comments on "Grandmother" by Karel Havlíček Borovský, Ladislav Rieger František Palacký and Alois Jirásek. The statues of Grandmother with the childrn in the studio of Otto Gutfreund. Grandmother in Ratibořice is bringing up the children. On the way to visiting the family of the gamekeeper Beyer they meet the princess who invites them to the castle; they also meet the deranged Viktorka. In the gamekeeper's lodge they hear the story of Viktorka and her wretched love for the dark soldier. The next day Grandmother and the children go to visit the princess at the castle. There she reminisces of her meeting with emperor Josef II. As she is leaving she invites the princess to come for refreshments at Staré bělidlo. The villagers have all become very fond of Grandmother and they confide in her about all their anxieties. Among them is the daughter of the innkeeper, Kristla, who is anxious about her beloved who is to go off into the army. One day a great storm breaks out and the next day gamekeeper Beyer finds Viktorka in the forest struck by lightning. The film ends with Viktorka's burial.

Cast

Ludmila Innemannová

babička Madla

Růžena Maturová

Viktorčina matka

Vojtěch Záhořík

sedlák ze Žernova, Viktorčin otec/myslivec Beyer

Liduška Innemannová

Barunka Prošková

Josef Vraný

černý myslivec

Jiřina Janderová

kněžna Kateřina Vilemína Zaháňská

František Smolík

císař Josef II.

Milada Smolíková

babička Madla v mládí

Arnošta Záhoříková

Beyerova žena

Anči Jelínková

Kristla, dcera hostinského

Rudolf Myzet

chasník Míla, Kristlin milý

J. Olešová

komtesa Hortensie

František Beranský

písař Zlatohlávek

Josef Brabec

šuhaj

Mirko Mencl

šuhaj

Jožka Vanerová

rychtářovic Lucka

František Špaček

granátník Jiří, babiččin muž

Josef Javorčák

komorník Leupold

Crew and creators

Based on

Božena Němcová (Babička – román)

Production info

Original Title

Babička

English Title

Grandmother

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

24 February 1922

Production

Filmový ústav

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

54 min

Versions

Czech

Revue

Thea Červenková

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