Before the Curtain Goes Up

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Než se rozhrne opona

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Věra Plívová

Synopsis

Country girl Hanka waits every day for the return of her friend David who went off to take his entrance exams at stage school. David is unsuccessful, however. He throws his theatre plays in the river and stops attending the amateur dramatics circle. Hanka regrets his decision. They are rehearsing Gabriela Preissová's play The Farmer's Woman and she is playing the main role of Eva. Mánek is played by Míra who is not half as talented as David. The members of the amateur group avidly learn their lines and meet up in the evenings to rehearse. Only Aninka, the mother of several children, has problems because her husband Václav is an alcoholic and cannot stand her fondness of the theatre. In the end, David finds his way back to the amateur players and Míra is relieved that he can hand over his demanding role to him. Hanka is happy, the theatre is successful and David declares his love for her.

Cast

Michaela Bendová

Hanka Rožnovská

členové ochotnického kroužku Chuchelna

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Věra Plívová

Screenplay

Věra Plívová

Film Editor

František Mudra

Production Manager

Anton Ivančo, Miroslava Jasná

Pedagogical management

Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Vladimír Novotný (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Malý

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Pod tím naším okénečkem, Těžko je mi, těžko

Singer

sbor (Pod tím naším okénečkem), Michaela Bendová (Těžko je mi, těžko)

Production info

Original Title

Než se rozhrne opona

English Title

Before the Curtain Goes Up

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech