Poet

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production year

1980

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurestudent

Original title

Poeta

Czech title

Poeta

English title

Poet

Synopsis

A little boy with the peculiar name Poeta (Poet) is desperate for the friendship of Franta Prskavec, a country boy who knows how to cope with every situation. Poeta is trying to cross over a stream on a log, a task that Franta has set him as a condition for calling him Tom instead of Poeta, and the little boys hopes that then he will also be able to call himself Prskavec and be almost like his brother. For the moment he prefers to crawl across the log on all fours. A girl with an apple laughs at Tom's claim that Franta is his brother - everybody knows the little boy's parents, a professor and an engineer, and the strange name they have given him. Finally the girl hits him on the nose. The emotionally deprived boy would rather belong to Franta's mother, an ordinary warm-hearted countrywoman. Another little girl is trying on a black veil and casually tells Tom that there will be a funeral - Franta has drowned. The boy is sad but his elegant mother and cold father regard his explanation as just more make-believe. After all, he has no brother so he couldn't have to lose one. Tom talks to Franta's mother and offers to go and see her every day, but the kind woman doesn't want to take him away from his mother. Tom falls asleep in the grass and in a half-wakeful state sees his parents crossing the stream on the log...

Cast

Jakub Hais

Tom Poeta

Boris Kubíček

Franta Prskavec

Věra Galatíková

Frantova matka

Jana Šulcová

profesorka, Poetova matka

Miroslav Zounar

inženýr, Poetův otec

Václav Stýblo

lékař

Veronika Týblová

holka s jablkem

Žaneta Fuchsová

holka se závojem

Crew and creators

Based on

William Saroyan (Billův bratr /Bill McGees's Brother/ – povídka)

Screenplay

Jana Semschová

Film Editor

Jan Svoboda

Production Manager

Jarmila Hlavová

Pedagogical management

Jiří Sequens (režie), Jiří Macháně (kamera), Alois Fišárek (střih), Viola Zelenková (produkce)

Production info

Original Title

Poeta

English Title

Poet

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1980

Production Year

1980

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Versions

Czech