Never will Horses Fly...

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Koním křídla nikdy nenarostou...

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1974

Production year

1974

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Adamec

Screenplay

Jiří Adamec

Screenstory

Jiří Adamec

Synopsis

Today is Marie Nová's fiftieth birthday. First she is reminded of it by one of her subordinate colleagues in a stud she manages. Sláma would like to become a foal raising manager and so he talks disrespectly about František Syrový who ought to leave this position and retire. According to Sláma he is behind the times. Marie became a widow three years ago and František is closer to her than she wants to admit even to herself. Two Marie's sons are married and have their own lives. Her daughter Kateřina is coming from Prague together with her fiancé Péťa to wish happy birthday. Kateřina is pregnant and supposes that her mother will take care of her housing. Kateřina's father was a very active resistance fighter and later in public affairs, and so his widow Nová would get as an appreciation a flat in Prague. However, Marie disagrees. She gave her children as much as she could and she wants to live her own life and devote her time to her work which is a hobby for her. These two tactless congratulations caused her distemper, which is finally released to her true friend František. Marie takes bunch of carnations from him and sends him away.

Cast

Věra Kubánková

vdova Marie Nová

Eva Trejtnarová

Kateřina, Mariina dcera

Josef Somr

Sláma

Zdeněk Martínek

vedoucí chovu František Syrový

Petr Oliva

Péťa, Kateřinin snoubenec

L. H. Struna

tvář Kateřinina otce na fotografii

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Adamec

Screenplay

Jiří Adamec

Camera Operator

Petr Prima, Ervín Sanders

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Ladislav Herz, Karel Fiala

Unit Production Manager

Ivana Mrázová

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Cooperation

Miloš Bobek (2), Václav Bouček, Naděžda Kazdová, Josef Kozel, Martin Oulický, Alexandr Rakovski, Josef Weishaupt

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Ivo Bláha

Production info

Original Title

Koním křídla nikdy nenarostou...

English Title

Never will Horses Fly...

Copyright

1974

Production Year

1974

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech