Birthday in a Park

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1987

Production year

1987

Runtime

11 min

Director

Pavel Marek

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story, narrative

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Narozeniny v parku

Czech title

Narozeniny v parku

English title

Birthday in a Park

Synopsis

A park is full of coloured leaves. A gardener – a faceless flame-man – often burns them there. A lonesome man sits on a bench and drinks alcohol straight from the bottle. He is celebrating his thirty-ninth birthday. As a child, he received a rag-clown as a gift. Inflated baloons fly away and the man slides and dances on the wet ground. Ugly carrots are thrust into the sand. The man spots himself with a birthday cake in a hole left after one carrot. Well-wishers, singing Happy Birthday, start arriving to congratulate him – on chairs, on their backs and even on the soles of their shoes. The little birthday boy, hidden in a small room in the vegetable patch, begs the clown to make him younger.

Cast

Pavel Marek

oslavenec

Martin Vileta

kašpar/muž v buřince

Soňa Staňková

tanečnice Žaneta Kromfeldová

Pavla Hrabincová

Diana Hoffmanová-Leidingsbergerová

Dalibor Fencl

Samuel Simondsen

Petr Pešice

Henrich von Baden

Lucie Simerová

Vilma Kropáčková

Jiří Turek

Rolf Henke

Crew and creators

Director

Pavel Marek

Screenplay

Pavel Marek

Film Editor

Roman Včelák

Sound Designer

Milan Guštar

Animation

Martin Vileta

Music

Music Composed by

Milan Guštar

Songs

Happy Birthday to You

Production info

Original Title

Narozeniny v parku

English Title

Birthday in a Park

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1987

Production Year

1987

Production

Bulšitfilm

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

11 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Festival amatérských filmů a videozáznamů Československé republiky Hradec Králové

1988
Hradec Králové / Czechoslovakia