Black Keys Fugue

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Fuga na černých klávesách

Runtime

36

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Drahomíra Vihanová

Screenplay

Hayk Mardirossian, Drahomíra Vihanová, Bohumil Sobotka

Screenstory

Hayk Mardirossian

Synopsis

Fati Farari is from Africa. He studies piano in Prague with Professor Rauch and rents a room with a Czech family. In Prague, he has friends among his fellow-students, but sometimes has to cope with allusions to his dark skin. He even gets attacked in a pub once and is forced to defend himself. He is somewhat unhappy because the girl he loves avoids him. His graduation concert draws near. At the very last rehearsal, his professor advises him to relax. He tells him to take a walk around Prague and get plenty of sleep. On the day of the concert, Fati is invited to visit his country's embassy, where he learns tragic news about his family. Desperate, he wanders about the city, noticing nothing but the sad images of its inhabitants. He finally heads for the Rudolfinum concert hall as his only refuge. He meets his professor at the steps. The professor already knows about Fati's misfortune and tries his best to rouse him out of his sadness with the following words: "Our parents give us something not merely by their lives but by their deaths also. Tonight, you must allow your Bach to speak for you."

Cast

Julian Diaz

student hudby Fati Farari

Jiří Stivín

student hudby, Fatiho přítel

prof. František Rauch

profesor hudby, on sám

Ladislav Zajíc

tělocvikář

Antonín Novotný

muž v bufetu

Alena Bradáčová

slečna

Jaroslav Horký

Karel

Savas Christofi

S.N. Munyua

Mohi El Din Diab

Manuel Mora

Guanaratna Piaysiri

Commentary

Crew and creators

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Adolf Řípa, Josef Hubka, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

Václav Wasserman (režie), Miloš V. Kratochvíl (scénář), Jan Kališ (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Ludvík Pavlíček (střih)

Cooperation

Amalie Burianová, František Čtvrtník, Michail Genkov, Marcela Měšťánková, Walter Nittnaus, Bohdan Tůma (2), Jan Vrána

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Selected Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music Advisor

Jiří Cikhart

Production info

Original Title

Fuga na černých klávesách

English Title

Black Keys Fugue

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 1. světový festival černošského umění

1966
Dakar / Senegal

Vítěz

Festival: Mezinárodní kulturní festival Marseille

1965
Marseille / France