Party Shoes

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Runtime

22 min

Category

film

Genre

feuilleton

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Střevíčky

Czech title

Střevíčky

English title

Party Shoes

Synopsis

It is a damp cold autumn morning. Marta is making breakfast and setting off to work. Little Jenda has a sore throat and so she has to drop in on granddad to get him to come and look after the boy. On the way to work she thinks of the monotony of her life and marriage and is attacked by doubts about whether her husband Karel still really loves her. In a fashion shop she spies a beautiful pair of Indian party shoes and during the lunch break she shows them to Karel. He just glances at them and tells Marta to buy them. His indifferent words annoy Marta. In the afternoon, encouraged by her colleague, she decided she will in fact buy the shoes, but she is out of luck. In the meantime someone else has bought them. In the evening Marta listlessly dresses for the theatre. In her wardrobe she finds a box and in them the Indian shoes. Her face lights up in a smile and without a word she goes to sew a button on Karel's white shirt. All at once the wife and husband are close again.

Cast

Jiří Pleskot

Karel, Martin manžel

Jiřina Bohdalová

Helena, Martina kolegyně

Arnošt Faltýnek

Martin známý

Eva Šenková

prodavačka

Jiří Koutek

Jenda, mladší syn Marty a Karla

Michal Koblic

Karlík, starší syn Marty a Karla

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Zdenka Pešulová, Zdenka Karlovská

Shooting Script

Miroslav Ondráček

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Kučera

Second Unit Photography

Miroslav Ondříček

Camera Operator

Rudolf Milič ml.

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Assistent Production Designer

Miloš Červinka

Set Designer

Karel Kracík, Jiří Rulík

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Koucký, Pavel Krůta

Unit Production Manager

Karel Kochman

Cooperation

Jitka Šulcová

Music

Music Composed by

Ladislav Simon

Music Performed by

FISYO

Songs

Já jsem zamilovaná

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka

Production info

Original Title

Střevíčky

Czech Title

Střevíčky

English Title

Party Shoes

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

feuilleton

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Production specifications

projection approval 10 July 1962

Premiere

premiere 8 February 1963 /suitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

22 min

Original length in metres

628 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech