Meeting in July

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production year

1977—1978

Premiere

14 July 1978

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Setkání v červenci

Czech title

Setkání v červenci

English title

Meeting in July

Summary

Long-time screenwriter Ota Hofman is most particularly connected with the creation of children’s features directed by Jindřich Polák. However, he also worked with Karel Kachyňa. Over 1973-1978 they realised four features together: teenage romance Láska (Love, 1973), children’s retro title Robinsonka (The Girl Robinson, 1974), fairytale Malá mořská víla (Little Mermaid, 1976) and comedy romance Setkání v červenci (Meeting in July, 1978). This feature lightly approaches a theme considered a little bold for the time – a love romance between a teacher and her student. High school student Jakub (the then 23-year-old Oldřich Kaiser) has to resit an English language exam, and to get him ready his wealthy parents pay for him to attend a holiday language course. It turns out that the course is being headed by the despised, divorced teacher Klára (Daniela Kolářová), the person who failed Jakub in his exam. But Klára’s five-year-old son (Tomáš Holý) is in need of a new daddy – and he is unmistakeably in favour of the unexpected feelings that arise between the apparently disparate couple.

Synopsis

Klára Fišerová, a divorced English teacher and mother of a five year old David, meets in a holiday language course accidentally her student whom she let fail. Jakub is also disappointed that in the course where he will study for his second examination, he will be taught again by the hated Fišerová. He decides to "pepper" her stay properly. He uses for it the teacher's little son with whom he plays all kinds of tricks. The vivid David likes Jakub very much as well as all the tricks they play together. In the end, just due to David's influence Klára and Jakub will be more than a teacher and a student. Klára has a serious relationship with a forty years old Eda. She visits him together with David and Jakub in the house where he stays with his mother. Eda and his mother too don't like David and therefore they suggest to Klára to send the son to her mother. After this snobbish visit Klára realizes that she does not love Eda and she accepts Jakub's pure love. She strolls with him the whole night. Jakub and Klára experience moments of pure happiness also in the following days. The small David is happy too. The older Klára realizes that this relationship cannot last forever. She decides to leave before the end of the course. But her son forces her to come back. It seems that at least for the moment everything is all right.

Note

The film was budgeted together with the picture Waiting for the Rain, doth films were shot simultaneously.

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Cast

Daniela Kolářová

učitelka angličtiny Klára Fišerová

Oldřich Kaiser

student Jakub Hejna

Tomáš Holý

David, Klářin syn

Svatopluk Matyáš

Eda, Klářin přítel

Emma Černá

učitelka Vlasta

Roman Čada

student Tomáš

Jaroslav Drbohlav

učitel ruštiny

Don Sparling

učitel angličtiny

Lenka Pichlíková

studentka Milena

Hana Kazdová

Dubbing Milena Steinmasslová
studentka Helena

Daniela Vacková

studentka Alena

Milada Vnuková

studentka Olina

Zuzana Fišerová

studentka Zuzana

Vladimíra Wackenreuterová

studentka

František Michálek

instruktor jízdy na koni

Slávka Hamouzová

prodavačka v konzumu

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milada Mikešová

Assistant Director

Stanislava Hutková, Anna Lackovičová

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Karel Kachyňa

Script Editor

Jan Otčenášek

Director of Photography

Jan Čuřík

Second Unit Photography

Oldřich Hubáček

Camera Operator

Bohumil Rath

Production Designer

Karel Vacek

Set Designer

Josef Večerek, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Eliška Kachyňová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Production Manager

Miloš Stejskal, Karel Vejřík

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Synkulová, Kučera Jaroslav (výroba), Markéta Weissová

Unit Production Manager

Viktor Schwarcz

Cooperation

Dana Průchová, Vladimír Souček, Ludvík Široký, Jan Sedláček (2)

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Setkání v červenci

Czech Title

Setkání v červenci

English Title

Meeting in July

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1978

Production Year

1977—1978

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 23 July 1976
start of filming 1 February 1977
technical Screenplay approved 4 April 1977
end of filming 19 January 1978
projection approval 16 February 1978

Premiere

premiere 14 July 1978

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Vladimíra Kaliny, Vladimír Kalina (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 360 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový festival Panama

1979
Panama / Panama
Tomáš Holý

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní filmový festival Panama

1979
Panama / Panama