On the Silver Mirror

children

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

Runtime

57 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production year

1954

Premiere

22.07.1954

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Pleskot

Synopsis

Věra Urbanová is an excellent pupil and a talented and successful pianist. After visiting a children's ice show she yearns for a pair of ice-skates and it is not long before she finds them under the Christmas tree. On the ice-rink she is surprised that skating is not as easy as it looks. The experienced ice-skater Jiřina takes her in hand and, since Věra has talent, she is accepted into the sports association. Věra's piano teacher wants her to play an unknown work by Leopold Koželuh at a concert. Věra's many interests and obligations begin to overwhelm her. She does worse at school, her music teacher decides to delegate the concert performance to her fellow-pupil Tonda and her training also starts slipping. Věra finds a sympathetic ear in her teacher who tells her how to arrange her time in order to get everything done. Tonda, who knows Věra is more talented than him, helps her to prepare for the concert. Her friends finally applaud her concert and her successful ice-skating performance.

Cast

Jindra Kramperová

Věra Urbanová

Jiřina Steimarová

Věřina matka

Radovan Lukavský

Věřin otec

Emil Bolek

učitel hudby

Věra Bublíková

krasobruslařka Jiřina

Adam Novák (2)

Věřin bratr

Mikuláš Rachlík

Tonda Kučera, Věřin spolužák

Helena Bukovanská

Elena, dcera Fouskové

Miroslav Fišák

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milan Vošmik

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Libuše Hlaváčová

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Zdeněk Novák

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Selected Music

Leopold Koželuh (Rondo in Dis), Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Klavírní koncert b moll), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bedřich Smetana

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Production info

Original Title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

English Title

On the Silver Mirror

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production Year

1954

Premiere

22.07.1954

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

57 min

Versions

Czech