The Sweet Spring Games

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1990

Production year

1990

Runtime

20 min

Category

film

Genre

étude

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Sladké jarní hry

Czech title

Sladké jarní hry

English title

The Sweet Spring Games

Synopsis

A bearded stocky man finishes his snack at his working table amidst a blossoming orchard. He then casts several plaster busts representing a bald and ugly man, accompanied by an endlessly repeated and worn-out song from a tape recorder. Something in the air then begins to provoke giggling laughter. A nose of one of the busts receives color, other ones get their hair painted or their eye bruised. A young girl appears in the orchard. One apple tree blossom hastily matures into a red apple. The girl disappears, but keeps reappearing. The plaster heads’ producer finds a bust of a girl in a shed. A ceramic still-life turns into a wooden one. The girl bites into an apple and then throws the fruit at the man. The man trustfully takes a bite of it, too, but his teeth painfully hit ceramics. The man gradually turns to a plaster bust which begins drowning in sherds and eventually sunks into them. An automobile which regularly distributes ceramic products leaves, still unloaded.

Note

The film contains a combination of performed and animated sequences.

Cast

Miloslav Maršálek

výrobce gypsových hlav

Milan Dvořák (2)

řidič

Crew and creators

Script Editor

Zdenka Škapová

Camera

Ivan Vít

Production Designer

Michal Krška

Make-Up Artist

Dana Kohoutová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Jan Kacian

Production Manager

Alena Dětáková

Cooperation

Zoja Mikotová, Vladimír Novosad, Soňa Toulcová, Jaroslav Bezděk, Pavla Boučková

Music

Music Composed by

Arnošt Parsch

Songs

Poupata

Songwriter

František Janeček (Poupata)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Machek (Poupata)

Singer

Michal David (Poupata)

Production info

Original Title

Sladké jarní hry

English Title

The Sweet Spring Games

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1990

Production Year

1990

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

20 min

Animation technique

combined (technique)

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles