First Grade

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

První třída

Runtime

13 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Language version

Czech

Director

Radim Cvrček

Synopsis

The school inspector criticizes a young teacher for the deficiencies of her first-grade pupils, but is more or less positive about all the others. The children straggle in to school from cottages scattered around the entire valley. They are so few that they all take one and the same class. The teacher praises and scolds the children in keeping with the inspector's evaluation. Her wretched first-grade consists of a single pupil, Martin. The lively and honest boy is embarrassed about the criticism and prefers to interrupt the teacher by asking her lots of questions. He also keeps calling her aunty Šindelářová, although she has forbidden him to do so. Everything seems to be a problem for him - writing, reading and calculation. One spring afternoon, the teacher pays a visit to the cottage where Martin lives. She is surprised to see the boy playing school and reciting entire poems, as well as counting and reading. The teacher understands that Martin is probably ashamed to speak before his older friends at school, who mock the baby of the family, and so the next day she tests him before an empty class.

Cast

Jana Vaňková

učitelka Šindelářová

Miloslav Holub

školní inspektor

Dubbing

Jana Drbohlavová

hlas učitelky Šindelářové

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zydroň

Based on

A. Kotovščikova

Script Editor

Milan Šimek

Camera Operator

Arne Parduba

Production Designer

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Costume Designer

Naďa Škapová

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Production info

Original Title

První třída

English Title

First Grade

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

13 min

Versions

Czech