Red Tulips

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production year

1952

Runtime

16 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Červené tulipány

Czech title

Červené tulipány

English title

Red Tulips

Synopsis

There are a lot of flowers growing in a well-cared for city quarter, and a lot of children play there. A group of friends decides to similarly arrange the empty courtyard of the factory in which the parents of some of the children work. Tonda is proud of his bed of tulips but refuses to help the other children. The children set to work with great enthusiasm and the factory courtyard brightens up with flowers. They even paint a picture onto a big banner. When the children leave, Tonda vandalizes their work completely. The next day, the children go to water their plants and see their work destroyed. To complete the injustice, the gate-keeper Matýsek from the factory kicks them out not suspecting that the wrongdoer is his own grandson - Tonda. The children punish the vandal boy by not playing with him. Tonda is anyway already sorry for what he did, and restores the flower-beds in secret, adding to them his celebrated tulips. After this, the children accept him again.

Cast

děti ze Sezimova Ústí

děti

Tonda

Tonda

Anči

Anči

Matýsek

děda Matýsek

pes Puntík

pes Puntík

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jaroslav Lukeš

Screenplay

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Jan Kališ

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Utíkal

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Pedagogical management

Václav Gajer (režie), Václav Krška (režie), Vladimír Novotný (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Songs

Dneska se nám všechno daří

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer dětský sbor

Tonda všechno kazí nám

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer dětský sbor

Vstávej, Tondo, pohleď ven

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer dětský sbor

Tonda, kazisvět

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer dívčí hlas

Production info

Original Title

Červené tulipány

Czech Title

Červené tulipány

English Title

Red Tulips

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

children

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production Year

1952

Production specifications

projection approval 20 May 1953 (konec povolení k promítání 20. 5. 1958)

Premiere

premiere 6 November 1953 /suitable for youths/ (kino Čas, Praha)

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

16 min

Original length in metres

457 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, commentary

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 4. světový festival mládeže a studentstva Bukurešť

1953
Bukurešť / Romania