Magdalena

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Runtime

26 min

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Magdalena

Czech title

Magdalena

English title

Magdalena

Working title

Velký den

povídkový film

Tales about Children

Synopsis

Six-year old Magdalena cannot have her sleep out. Today is her first day at school. Her dad is still asleep but her mum has had to get up and take care of Magdalena's baby brother. In the meantime, the little girl washes and dresses herself. Her mum knows that Magdalena can already look after herself and lets her go to school alone. The girl doesn't lose her way in the crowd of children and quickly finds her class. Other mothers bring in their first-formers. A little boy called Kamil sits next to Magdalena. He is quietly swallowing tears. The teacher meets the children and the first day of school passes quickly. Magdalena is getting ready to go back home. Then she notices Kamil standing in front of the school. He is crying again. The little girl feels sorry for the boy. She takes him by the hand and goes with him to his home. She makes plans to meet him the next day before school. Kamil is smiling happily.

Cast

Magdaléna Holendrová

Magdalena Procházková

Kamil Hurt

žák Kamil Vaníček

Josef Borovička (2)

chlapec

František Chalupa

chlapec

René Kahuda

chlapec

Radovan Soldán

chlapec

Vladimíra Jusková

dívka

Marie Fišarová

dívka

Alena Kobyljanská

dívka

Alica Príkazská

dívka

Lada Bočková

dívka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Josef Vaniš

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Bohumil Vodička

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Adolf Nacházel, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Kučera

Unit Production Manager

Pavel Krůta, Jiří Ulrich, Hubert Novotný

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín), Orchestr Karla Duby

Songs

Sluníčko

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří SuchýZuzana Vrbová (2)

Production info

Original Title

Magdalena

Czech Title

Magdalena

English Title

Magdalena

Working Title

Velký den

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 6 November 1962
start of filming 9 January 1964
technical Screenplay approved 26 May 1964
end of filming 18 August 1964

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

26 min

Original length in metres

735 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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