After school, thirteen-year old Jitka likes to wander alone through Prague. The brisk girl also likes to sneak around the backyards surrounding the block of flats where she lives. One day, she discovers a high wall and a hospital garden behind it. It is summer and every afternoon, the nurses bring a young man bound to a wheelchair after an injury to the garden. Jitka begins to encourage the young man in his attempts to walk. The incongruous couple begins to have a friendly talk every day and Jitka always brings various cobblestones as a gift. The young man is depressed by the state of his health and is not all the time gracious to Jitka. The misunderstanding gets sorted up and the girl talks about her role as Snow White in a school performance. She promises the young man to present herself in her costume. The subsequent rains, however, interrupt the girl's visits. As soon as the sun finally shines out, Jitka runs to the hospital, buying two ice creams on the way - only to find the patient sitting on a garden bench with a young woman, the couple immersed in an intimate conversation. Jitka, disappointed in her childish love, runs away from the garden, but waits to burst into tears until she is behind the wall. Soon, she finds an abandoned tabby and takes it into her arms. It seems she will forget about her childhood sorrow very soon.
Lubomír Břinčil, Irena Vachatová
Karel Kracík, Ladislav Winkelhöfer
Hubert Novotný, Jiří Ulrich
The High Wall
Švabík - Procházka
Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový festival Locarno
Locarno / Switzerland