Ivana Attacks

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ivana v útoku

Runtime

64

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

05.06.1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Pinkava

Screenplay

Milan Šimek, Josef Pinkava

Screenstory

Eva Kolářová

Synopsis

Some children are playing football in a small open space between blocks. The best player among them is a girl - Ivana Petrů. When boys from another street arrive for a friendly match, they refuse to play with a girl. Ivana leaves for home. In the game, the boys have a quarrel over a disputable goal and a man who had been watching them inconspicuously offers himself to act as a referee. Ivana's brother - her twin Igor - then boasts to the sister about the event. The unknown man is coach Svoboda, a former member of the Czechoslovak national football team, who invites the boys to become members of the junior team of the local football union. Ivana is a girl gifted in sports and the boys respect that, and thus they at least teach her everything between the blocks that they have learned during the training. In the first juniors' match, Mirek breaks his leg. There is no one to substitute for him, and Igor makes up a plan. They cut Ivana's hair short and take her to a training session, where Igor passes her off as his brother Ivan. The neutral surname cannot reveal her true identity, and the coach, satisfied with her results, agrees to accept her on the team. In the juniors' tournament, Ivana is the best of all again and her goal decides the whole match. From the loud encouragement of her parents and her teacher among the spectators, however, Ivana's true identity is revealed. The girl runs away from the playground and the match is annulled. She will likely get away with her "misdemeanour". Despite that, she would like to be a boy most of all things under the sun.

Cast

Eva Járková

Ivana Petrů

Vlastimil Vidlička

Igor Petrů, Ivanino dvojče

Jiří Kuděla

Franta

Vladimír Hönig

trenér Svoboda

Rudolf Jurda

otec dvojčat

Eva Matalová

matka dvojčat

Miloslav Jakšík

Mirek Bureš

Vojtěch Staša

Bóďa

Eliška Hrnčířová

užalovaná Helena

Eva Spáčilová

Eva

Zdeněk Winkler

kapitán družstva Paneláků

Marie Durnová

učitelka Boučková

Petr Sobotka

pískající kluk

Dubbing

Libuše Havelková

hlas matky dvojčat

Eva Klepáčová

hlas učitelky Boučkové

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Bohumil Svoboda

Assistant Director

Marta Novotná

Screenstory

Eva Kolářová

Camera Operator

Emil Bártek

Production Designer

Marta Kaplerová

Sound Designer

František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor, Dušan Schaffer

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Music

Music Composed by

Milivoj Uzelac

Songs

Ona je krásná jak štěstí

Songwriter

Jan Rimon (Ona je krásná jak štěstí)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Aplt (Ona je krásná jak štěstí)

Singer

chlapecký sbor (Ona je krásná jak štěstí)

Production info

Original Title

Ivana v útoku

English Title

Ivana Attacks

Working Title

Dvojčata v útoku

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Premiere

05.06.1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 3. mezinárodní filmový týden Teherán

1965
Teherán / Iran

Vítěz

Exhibition: 4. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1964
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 16. mezinárodní filmový festival pro děti a mládež Benátky

1964
Benátky / Italy

Vítěz

Festival: 16. mezinárodní filmový festival pro děti a mládež Benátky

1964
Benátky / Italy