First Grade

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Runtime

9 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

I. třída

Czech title

I. třída

English title

First Grade

Synopsis

The school inspector compliments a teacher for the good work of her third-grade pupils but criticizes her for the first-graders' poor results. The number of children in the small village is small so they all attend the same class. It so happens that she has several third-graders in the class and only one first-grade pupil - Martin Škoda. He is extremely absent-minded and answers his teacher's questions and rebukes with curious questions about things that have nothing to do with the schoolwork. In the afternoon, the teacher visits the small cottage where Martin lives. Engrossed in playing school with the kitchen utensils, the boy fails to notice her arrival. When he answers the questions instead of his "pupils", his knowledge of the schoolwork is almost impeccable. The teacher realizes what may have caused the boy's poor results and back at school she tries to test his knowledge in the presence of other "first-graders", which are in fact various inanimate objects.

Cast

František Ocman

žák Martin Škoda

Ján Šmok

inspektor

Crew and creators

Based on

A. Kotovščikova

Director of Photography

Jiří Šimunek

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Pedagogical management

Václav Wasserman (režie), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Josef Dobřichovský (střih), Bohumil Šmída (produkce)

Music

Music Composed by

J. Svoboda

Songs

Pec nám spadla

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer dětský hlas

Production info

Original Title

I. třída

Czech Title

I. třída

English Title

First Grade

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

9 min

Original length in metres

260 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