This 1967 summer holiday-time romantic film about the emotional maturing of a 15-year-old girl was directed by Jiří Hanibal and written for the screen by Ota Hofman. Hanibal and Hofman both have a rich history in films produced for children and young people. Based on a novel by Václav Čtvrtka, the filmmakers present the fragile world of a young girl. Her father leaves Jiřina alone for a few days at the summer cottage by the river. Carefree frolicking with her young friends soon evolves into the girl’s first crush – on Franta, who is situated on the other side of the river. But this young man is still dating his love from the last summer holidays, Bláža. Sixteen-year-old Andrea Čunderlíková offers up one of many convincing performances as an emotionally fragile young girl, overdubbed by Helga Čočková. The role of Franta is played by non-actor Jaroslav Bradáč.
Fifteen-year-old Jiřina is spending her summer holiday with her father at the family cottage. The father has to go to Prague on business and, after few moments of hesitation, he decides to leave Jiřina alone in the cottage. The holiday by the river is pleasant and the gang of children to which Jiřina belongs enjoys it duly. Jiřina is wooed by Roman, but she is more interested in Franta from the opposite bank of the river. Franta invites the girl to his cottage, but when the more experienced youth wants to kiss her, Jiřina runs away. She at the same time finds out to her sorrow that Franta is still dating his love from last year's holidays, Bláža. Despite that, she meets Franta again and receives her first kiss in life from him during their date above the river. But when Franta introduces her to his group of friends and behaves a bit rudely to her, Jiřina runs away again. In the evening, she celebrates her fifteenth birthday with her friends, hoping that Franta would join the party. But he never shows up and Bláža, too, is missing. Jiřina sets off to see Franta to his cottage and when the young man does not come for long, she falls asleep by the house. In the morning, Franta finally returns, but Jiřina hides from him. In the meadow, she runs to her father who watches the sadness in his daughter's eyes with both anxiety and understanding.
Mikeš, Romanův otec
Mikešová, Romanova matka
Václav Čtvrtek (Malá letní romance – kniha)
Dvořák Josef (výprava), Zdeněk Jeřábek
Dana Dudová, Jindřich Dvořák
Alena Řepová, Marta Strangmüllerová, Miloslava Vojnová
Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)
Juliano, Oči má sněhem zaváté, Lékořice, Pod praporem mladých pionýrů, Vesničko má pod Šumavou
Malé letní blues
Little Summer Blues
Malá letní romance
14 June 1968
Exhibition: 3. mezinárodní přehlídka filmů pro děti a mládež Rimini
Rimini / Italy