The Ceremony

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Runtime

9 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Ceremoniál

Czech title

Ceremoniál

English title

The Ceremony

Synopsis

Family consisting of a mother, a paralyzed father on a wheelchair and an adult daughter, are visiting relatives - a married couple with an adolescent son. The hostess is affected and cloyingly warm. She constantly jabbers, offers refreshments and is honey-tongued to her husband, who apparently suffered a stroke. She puts the flowers brought by the guests into the vase on a tablet close to the man. They drink coffee and the youngsters are bored. The old man stretches his hand to reach the flower. But his hands do not obey him and the vase tips over. The kind hostess immediately turns into an unpleasant virago who sharply scolds her sick husband.

Note

A studio scene of the 3rd grade at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts.

Cast

Nataša Gollová

hostitelka

František Gremmer

hostitelčin ochrnutý manžel

Jarmila Dostálová

dcera hostitelů

Alžběta Frejková

návštěvnice

Antonín Šubrt

manžel návštěvnice

Miloslav Uher

syn návštěvníků

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vladimír Drha

Screenplay

Vladimír Drha

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Petr Kubišta, Karel Fiala

Pedagogical management

Elmar Klos (režie), Jiří Hanibal (odborný asistent), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Production info

Original Title

Ceremoniál

English Title

The Ceremony

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

9 min

Versions

Czech