A young man, Petr, breeds pigeons in the backyard of an old block of flats in the Prague neighbourhood of Žižkov. He knows that the houses will soon be demolished to make way for new constructions. A pretty girl called Valérie watches Petr through her window. She is cared for by her solicitous parents whom she asks to buy her a nice dress. Valérie writes to her friend Šárka, staying in a boarding house, about everything she experiences. Her mother is afraid for her – the girl was severely ill and is now undergoing a one-month convalescence after suffering from a double pneumonia. Petr notices her and invites her for a date. But Valérie can only move in a wheelchair because she is partially paralysed. The young man visits her at home, but her condition does not discourage him and he takes her to a park. The two watch the eclipse of the sun through smoked glass. The parents try to talk Valérie out of her enchantment, telling her that Petr certainly will not be interested in caring for an invalid girlfriend in the future. The sad Valérie returns to the boarding house. Petr, however, finds her there and brings his pigeons in a cage. They will be the carriers of their letters.
Eclipse of the Sun
featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film
black & white