Anna, Jana’s Sister

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Anna, sestra Jany

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1975

Production year

1975

Premiere

16.01.1976

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Hanibal

Screenplay

Jaroslav Dietl

Screenstory

Pavel Šajner

Summary

Seasoned director Jiří Hanibal, in tandem with equally proven screenwriter Jaroslav Dietl (although he mostly worked in TV), created this comedy for a young audience in 1975. It also promoted the Spartakiad, the socialist-period mass gymnastics event. It is such a gathering that provides the backdrop for the story of 15-year-old twins, one of whom goes through the thrills and spills of a first romance whilst in Prague. Outgoing Jana leaves the northern Bohemian city of Děčín for Prague to perform at the Spartakiad. Her sister Anna travels along secretly in an attempt to find an opportunity to apologise to her boyfriend Ondra. The lead roles in the film were performed by non-professional actresses, namely twins Hana and Alena Holcátová. Vladimír Dlouhý took on the role of the enamoured youth. Experienced actors Luděk Munzar and Milena Dvorská lend some persuasiveness to this otherwise rather tendentious film.

Synopsis

Ann and Jane, the fifteeen-year-old twin sisters, move with their parents to the prefabricated flat at the housing estate of Děčín. A group of boys with mopeds, interested in them, watch as they all bring various things to their new home, but it is only Ondra that offers his help to one of the girls. The girls are undistinguishable but they differ in character. Jane is an energetic sportswoman while Ann is a peaceful, musing girl, fond of painting. And it is just Ann who attracts Ondra. Ann also likes Ondra and the two teenagers experience shyly their first love feeling. Jane shows displeasure at the fact that her sister estranges from her. She wants to demonstrate to Ann that boys are no good and thus goes out on a date instead of her. At the beginning, Ondra mistakes Jane for his girl, but when he finds out what has happened he breaks with Ann. Unhappy Ann looks for opportunity to make her apologize. Therefore she secretly sets out to Prague to the Spartakiad (national gymnastics festival) at which Ondra ought to participate. In the end she finds Ondra and they both reconcile. In addition calms down also an angry father of the twin sisters who has come to Prague. The point is that he found out by chance that his daughters had deceived him by stating that they both took part at the Spartakiad. However, at the stadium at the performance turns up Ann as well, to substitute an ill schoolmate. At the march in Prague then Ann parades hand in hand with Ondra.

Cast

Hana Holcátová

dvojče Anna Svatošová

Alena Holcátová

dvojče Jana Svatošová

Vladimír Dlouhý

Ondra Valášek

Luděk Munzar

otec dvojčat

Milena Dvorská

matka dvojčat

Jiří Untermüller

Brďola

Zdena Hadrbolcová

tělocvikářka zvaná Buďfitka

Petr Nárožný

tělocvikář

Blanka Blahníková

třídní učitelka Jelínková

Karel Gult

Ludvík, Ondrův bratr

Eva Kelemenová

Daniela, Ludvíkova žena

Běla Jurdová

učitelka

Věra Petáková

učitelka

Pavel Robin

stěhovák

Miloslava Matoušková

babka

E. Bulíčková

Papežová

T. Červenková

Datlová

B. Hubáčková

Přikrylová

M. Šindelková

Podivínská

I. Volfová

Rauchová

J. Salač

řidič stěhovacího auta

Dubbing

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Jonáš

Assistant Director

Pavla Marková, Radovan Urban

Screenstory

Pavel Šajner

Screenplay

Jaroslav Dietl

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý

Costume Designer

Svatava Sophová

Make-Up Artist

Stanislav Petřek

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Roman Hloch

Production Manager

Václav Rouha

Unit Production Manager

Luděk Marold, Zdeňka Černá

Unit Production Manager

Eva Charvátová

Cooperation

Danuše Jeřábková, Miloš Schmiedberger (2), Petr Bárta

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří F. Svoboda

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Hledám, chodím městem

Songwriter

Jiří F. Svoboda (Hledám, chodím městem)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Poštulka (Hledám, chodím městem)

Singer

Hana Ulrychová (Hledám, chodím městem), Petr Ulrych (Hledám, chodím městem)

Production info

Original Title

Anna, sestra Jany

English Title

Anna, Jana’s Sister

Copyright

1975

Production Year

1975

Premiere

16.01.1976

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 16. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1976
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: 14. mezinárodní soutěž filmů pro děti Gijón

1976
Gijón / Spain

Vítěz

Event: 14. mezinárodní soutěž filmů pro děti Gijón

1976
Gijón / Spain

Vítěz

Event: 14. mezinárodní soutěž filmů pro děti Gijón

1976
Gijón / Spain

Vítěz

Event: Medaile Ústředního výboru Československého svazu tělesné výchovy

1975
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Vaniš

Vítěz

Event: Medaile Ústředního výboru Československého svazu tělesné výchovy

1975
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Hanibal