The Time of Rowanberries

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Čas jeřabin

Runtime

32

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Sobota

Screenplay

Vladimír Körner

Screenstory

Vladimír Körner

Synopsis

It is shortly before Christmas and František Valda returns to his native village to visit his mother. The landscape is covered with snow, and when František spots a man lying by the road, immediately stops his car. The man is very drunk and would certainly freeze to death without help. František puts him on his feet and tries to tell about him the people in the nearby house. Its inhabitants, however, do not even open the door. František returns to the man and loads him into his car. The unknown does not respond to any questions nor sympathetic words about loneliness. František therefore drops him off by a wooden hut on a railway station. The mother welcomes and hosts her son but he cannot but think about the horrible frost outside all the time. He returns to the hut but there is no one there any more. František stops by in the local pub and asks his childhood friend publican Arnošt for a flash lamp. At the very moment, the unknown man steps into the local with František passing utterly unnoticed. He seems to be in much better shape than before. He, however, again disappears in the dark. František calms down and returns home to his mother.

Cast

Vlastimil Brodský

František Valda

Jarmila Kurandová

Františkova matka

Růžena Merunková

sousedka Květa

Oldřich Velen

hostinský Arnošt Kouba

Vladimír Huber

železničář

František Ocman

kluk s bruslemi

Dubbing

Vladimír Hlavatý

hlas železničáře

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milan Kadlec, Irena Klausová

Shooting Script

Miroslav Sobota

Camera Operator

Oldřich Hubáček, Jiří Širc

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Ladislav Rada, Ivan Síbrt

Costume Designer

Bohumil Sochor

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Černý

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Kolbasová, Josef Mojžíš

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Vánoční tanec), Ronald Binge (Alžbětinská serenáda)

Production info

Original Title

Čas jeřabin

English Title

The Time of Rowanberries

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech