Time-Symphony

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Časofonia

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1977

Production year

1977

Language version

Czech

Director

Stanislav Popović

Synopsis

One day the telephone rings in the flat of a solitary botany professor. A unknown girl has accidentally dialled his number and tells him she is eating a delicious apple. The professor is very pleased with their conversation; he repeats his phone-number to the girl to make sure she has got it, and waits for her to call him again. The next time she calls, the girl is more talkative and tells him her name and phone number. The professor tries to call the girl from a phonebooth in the park but doesn't have the right coin. He speaks to a young woman selling fruit and she kindly changes the money for him. Their eyes meet for a second. The telephone is ringing in vain; the professor cannot take his eyes off the salesgirl, who is eating an apple. It is already evening when he get hold of Monika at home. She tells him she was out selling fruit. The professor realises they have already accidentally met and wants to meet the girl again. But the events of the war interrupted their conversations. Almost five years later, the man finally finds the courage to resume their telephone contact. Monika immediately recognises him by his voice; she is married and has a child, but is undoubtedly pleased that the professor has called her. This seems to be their last conversation and the man asks her to tell him something nice by way of parting. Monika sadly tells him she is eating a delicious apple and hangs up...

Cast

Rudolf Hrušínský

profesor botaniky

Dana Bartůňková

mladá žena

Antonín Procházka

mladý muž

Andulka Pokorná

holčička

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jakov Segel

Based on

Jakov Segel (Čas – povídka)

Camera Operator

Zuzana Bukovinská

Make-Up Artist

Marie Džbánková

Film Editor

Ladislav Horák

Sound Designer

Josef Hubka

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Jindřich Ujčík

Pedagogical management

Jaroslav Hužera, Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Vladimír Volf (produkce)

Cooperation

Jozef Bardoczy (kamera), Ilona Bartůňková, Jaroslava Eliášová, Miroslav Halama, Momomir Ilić, Irena Kvěšová

Production info

Original Title

Časofonia

English Title

Time-Symphony

Copyright

1977

Production Year

1977

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 16. filmový festival mladých Banská Bystrica

1978
Banská Bystrica / Czechoslovakia
Stanislav Popović