The Painter

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Malíř

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Pinkava

Screenplay

Josef Pinkava

Screenstory

Kamila Sojková

Synopsis

A small boy is sitting on a road, surrounded by blossoming meadows and hillsides, and is drawing something on the asphalt. His girlfriend gets angry for what he has done and orders him to sweep the pictures off. The chairman of the Municipal National Committee, passing by, joins her in scolding the boy. The boy is annoyed but obeys. His fantasy about painting, however, does not leave him alone, and he thus begins to draw on every empty space in the village. Then he watches with interest an old man painting his fence, each wooden bar with a different colour. The boy likes that and begins to paint a dilapidated little house of the old man's neighbour, old Marková. The woman does not like the painted house and blames the old man for destroying her walls. The old man defends himself but only the chairman manages to find out who was the real painter. To calm down the neighbour, the old man begins to paint her windows and door in red. The boy-painter closely watches the old man's work, still convinced he would do it better.

Cast

Ota Kadleček

kluk

Marcela Mikuličová

holka

Miloš Vosmanský

předseda MNV

Helena Kotoučová

sousedka Marková

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Kamila Sojková

Screenplay

Josef Pinkava

Script Editor

Milan Šimek

Art Director

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Malíř

English Title

The Painter

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Technical info

Versions

Czech