Tales about Children

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Povídky o dětech

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

28.02.1965

Language version

Czech

Povídkový film

Tales about Children

Stories

Magdalena, Trickster, Carp

Summary

A triptych of stories by the author Jan Procházka brought together three filmmakers of diverse character and experience to create Povídky o dětech (Tales about Children, 1964). Seasoned director Milan Vošmik joined ranks with the emergent Jiří Hanibal and the debuting Jaromír Dvořáček. Although Jan Procházka was to go on to better things as one of the most compelling screenwriters of the Czechoslovak New Wave, these short stories about children nevertheless demonstrate his remarkable talent for lyrical detail. The protagonists of the individual stories are courageous schoolgirl Magda (Vošmik’s tale Magdalena), mendacious sloven Jarmila (Dvořáček’s tale Podvodnice – Trickster) and thoughtful boy Ludvík (Hanibal’s tale Kapr – Carp). All three stories try to present a child’s eye view of the world, although the three directors also relied on experienced actors (Marie Tomášová, Jiřina Jirásková, Vladimír Menšík) in addition to their young cast.

Synopsis

Three short stories.

Production info

Original Title

Povídky o dětech

English Title

Tales about Children

Category

Povídkový film

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Premiere

28.02.1965

Creative Group

Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka, Erich Švabík

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: 6. mezinárodní setkání filmů pro mládež Cannes

1966
Cannes / France

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1965
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1965
Zlín / Czechoslovakia