Christmas Present

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production year

1953

Runtime

11 min

Director

Peter Solan

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Vianočný dar

Czech title

Vianočný dar

English title

Christmas Present

Synopsis

The Dobrík family is preparing for the Christmas holidays. While the children, Ivan and Věrka, are buying the presents, the parents are decorating the Christmas tree. They are interrupted by their neighbour who comes to hide his presents in their house. Věrka and Ivan are window shopping for sweets and toys. Finally they decide that a wicker basket for clothes will be the most beautiful gift. Věrka doesn't have enough money but Ivan breaks open his piggy bank and it provides them with the necessary funds. The evening approaches, the tree is glowing with candle-light and sparklers. They are all happy with their presents but the greatest joy is the love and peace within their family.

Cast

Jan Valášek

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Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Peter Solan

Screenstory

Mária Solanová

Screenplay

Peter Solan

Director of Photography

Jan Kališ

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Utíkal

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Pedagogical management

Václav Gajer (režie), Vladimír Novotný (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Production info

Original Title

Vianočný dar

Czech Title

Vianočný dar

English Title

Christmas Present

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production Year

1953

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

11 min

Original length in metres

292 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Slovak

Dialogue languages

Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Slovak