First Grade

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

I. třída

Runtime

9 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Radim Cvrček, Juraj Jakubisko

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

Ivanka Devátá

učitelka

František Ocman

žák Martin Škoda

Ján Šmok

inspektor

Crew and creators

Based on

A. Kotovščikova

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 (Pec nám spadla)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Pec nám spadla)

Singer

dětský hlas (Pec nám spadla)

Production info

Original Title

I. třída

English Title

First Grade

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

9 min

Versions

Czech