Summer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Premiere

8 April 1949

Runtime

84 min

Director

K. M. Walló

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Léto

Czech title

Léto

English title

Summer

Synopsis

Mr and Mrs Perout are spending their summer holidays in the country with Perout's brother. Editor Tomáš Perout is a passionate fisherman, his wife Valča continues her literary work and has disturbing recollections of her admirer from Prague - the poet Jiří Chvojka. Jan Skalník, on holiday in the neighbouring village with his uncle, Father Hora, brings Tomáš his poetry. On this occasion he meets Valča who captivates him with her mature beauty and evokes in him his unconscious desire for love. After meeting Valča he changes and almost takes no notice of his friend Stázka who vainly tries to remind him of their summer spent together the year before. Jiří Chvojka comes to visit the Perouts. The special summer atmosphere affects him to the extent that he declares his love to Valča for the first time. The following day the couple depart during a summer storm leaving Tomáš alone. The unhappy Jan gradually comes to terms with Valča's departure. His feelings, however, have been awakened and he suddenly begins to view Stázka with new eyes and that evening they walk hand in hand in the fragrant meadows. "Summer be praised".

Note

On January 7, 1949, the film was shown in thirty provincial cinemas before its Prague première.

Cast

Jaroslav Mareš

student Jan Skalník

Alena Kreuzmannová

služka Stázka Kabrnová

Jiří Dohnal

redaktor Tomáš Perout

Jiřina Štěpničková

redaktorka Valča, Tomášova žena

Karel Höger

básník dr. Jiří Chvojka

Růžena Nasková

hospodyně Růženka

František Smolík

farář Hora, Janův strýc

Jaroslav Vojta

Kabrna, Stázčin otec

J. O. Martin

hospodář Josef Perout, Tomášův bratr

Božena Půlpánová

Tereza, Josefova žena

Eman Fiala

listonoš

Bolek Prchal

sazeč Bárta

Karel Pavlík

sazeč Zástěra

Emil Bolek

venkovan

Emanuel Hříbal

hospodář Havlas

M. Pilát

venkovan

Crew and creators

Director

K. M. Walló

Assistant Director

Oldřich Holíček

Based on

Fráňa Šrámek (Léto – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

K. M. Walló

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Film Editor

Jiří Sobotka

Sound Designer

František Černý

Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas

Consultant

Josef Fejfar

Music

Music Composed by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Lásko, bože, lásko, Na Křinecký hrázi

Singer

Jaroslav Mareš (Na Křinecký hrázi)

Production info

Original Title

Léto

English Title

Summer

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Premiere

8 April 1949

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

I. výrobní skupina Borský – Sinnreich, Vladimír Borský (umělecký šéf I. výrobní skupiny), Jan Sinnreich (produkční šéf I. výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech