Little Ann Goes to School

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1961—1962

Premiere

16 November 1962

Runtime

75 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Anička jde do školy

Czech title

Anička jde do školy

English title

Little Ann Goes to School

Working title

Anička z I. A

Synopsis

Six-year old Anička Čejková has moved with her parents from a village to a new Prague housing estate. For the moment, they are alone with her father, but her mother is to come home soon from hospital with the newborn Ondřej. Anička loses her way on her first walk around the neighbourhood but is helped by a kind young woman. She is the schoolteacher Řeháková, whose class 1st A Anička soon enters. The first-formers are fond of the school, and when Anička tells them that her mother will return from the hospital, they decide to prepare a welcome-home party for her. When Anička's mother comes home, she walks in amazement through an espalier of children into an apartment full of flowers. Her parents are quite busy with the baby and forget about Anička a little. Father Čejka realised that one morning when Anička walks him to work and they talk on the way. The little schoolgirl will be on duty that day at school - she is going to sweep off the blackboard and make sure that the hands of her classmates are clean. Lidka, Anička's best friend, gets angry when she is asked to wash her hands once more. The two little girls reconcile in the evening during the lantern procession. It is Christmas. Classmate Olda secretly confesses to Anička that his father whom he always boasts of drinks and does not live with him and his sick mother. Anička and Lidka study with Olda in an effort to improve his marks. Both girls then fall ill with measles. They recover just in time to receive their half-yearly reports. Lidka and Anička have the best marks Olda has mark two.

Note

There is a copyright of 1961 on the copy of the movie, although the movie was filmed from the 10th of October 1961 to the 15th of February 1962; it was approved on the 2nd of October 1962 and the première took place on the 16th of November 1962.

Cast

Michaela Chrzanovská

Anička Čejková

Ivana Fišerová

Lidka Stříbrná, Aniččina kamarádka

Zdeněk Deyl

Olda Vojáček

Jan Malaska

Pavel Šlechta

Jiřina Bohdalová

učitelka Milada Řeháková

Rudolf Hrušínský

strojvůdce Alois Čejka, Aniččin otec

Olga Sluníčková

Čejková, Aniččina matka

Eman Fiala

školník Fiala

Naděžda Gajerová

Vojáčková, Oldova matka

Jana Štěpánková

Šlechtová, Pavlova matka

Vladimír Menšík

Šlechta, Pavlův otec

Vladimír Horka

brýlatý žák Ruda Kahoun

František Šlégr

děda ve výkupu lahví

Libuše Bedrnová

žena s kočárkem

Jan Jakubec

stěhovák

Vladimír Kabeláč

stěhovák

M. Kvasnička

Jenda Kalina

Liliana Martoni

Julinka

Eva Nedvědová

Evička

Božena Svobodová

dívka jdoucí po schodech

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milada Mikešová

Assistant Director

Magda Číhalová, Eliška Kolaříková

Based on

Jan Ryska (Anička z I. A – dětská kniha)

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Jan Novák

Second Unit Photography

Karel Hejsek

Camera Operator

Bohumil Paris

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Assistent Production Designer

Miloš Červinka

Set Designer

Ladislav Krbec, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Assistant Film Editor

Anna Křemenová

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek, Buhumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Koucký, Miloš Stejskal

Unit Production Manager

Libuše Pavlíková

Cooperation

Milada Roučková (klapka)

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček)

Songs

Ondřejíčku, Ondřeji

Singer Michaela Chrzanovská

Pramínek vlasů

Songwriter Jiří Suchý
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Michaela Chrzanovská

Production info

Original Title

Anička jde do školy

Czech Title

Anička jde do školy

English Title

Little Ann Goes to School

Working Title

Anička z I. A

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1961—1962

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 5 April 1961
technical Screenplay approved 23 September 1961
start of filming 10 October 1961
end of filming 15 February 1962
projection approval 2 October 1962

Premiere

premiere 9 November 1962 /suitable for youths/ (kina Aero /1 týden/, Belvedere /1 týden/, Dalibor /1 týden/, Dukla /1 týden/, Flora /1 týden/, Kačerov /1 týden/, Mladých /1 týden/, Mír /1 týden/, Odboj /1 týden/, Radost /1 týden/, Sofia /1 týden/, Svornost /1 týden/, Tatra /1 týden/ a Vzlet /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 16 November 1962 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

75 min

Original length in metres

2 144 meters

Distribution carrier

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

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 15. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gijón

1977
Gijón / Spain

Vítěz

Festival: 5. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ústí nad Labem

1963
Ústí nad Labem / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 15. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Benátky

1963
Benátky / Italy

Vítěz

Exhibition: 3. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1963
Zlín / Czechoslovakia