Closed Due to the Family Mourning

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production year

1991

Premiere

2 February 1995

Runtime

9 min

Director

Saša Gedeon

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

„Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek“

Czech title

„Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek“

English title

Closed Due to the Family Mourning

Synopsis

It is a hot summer day and there is no sign of a customer in an Italian barbershop. The young Serafino would love to go for a swim but his employer and also brother-in-law, named Raymondo, does not let him. Serafino’s not too pretty sister Giussepina, Raymondo’s wife, is leaving for the town of Ostia to visit their relatives. Raymondo dozes in a chair, his face covered with a newspaper. The gofer Paolino lazes around, too. Raymondo lets Serafino shave him. Although Serafino is angry at his brother-in-law, he carries out the order precisely and eventually even gives him a face massage. Raymondo then leaves for lunch and the very young neighbour Santina – the object of Serafino’s platonic admiration – sneaks in. The girl flirts with him and lets him perfume her. Raymondo returns and strictly reproaches the two for senseless wasting. The girl runs away and the barber decides to shave the young man. As soon as he lathers him, the girl is back, carrying a basket full of washed laundry and coquettishly asking for help. Raymondo leaves his brother-in-law with the lather on his face and sets off after Santina. Serafino releases the accumulated overpressure by seizing a radio and smashing it against the floor.

Cast

Jakub Špalek

Serafino

David Vávra

holič Raymondo

Barbora Hrzánová

Giussepina, Raimondova žena, Serafinina sestra

Václav Polívka

učedník Paolino

Dubbing

Jiří Langmajer

hlas Serafina

František Husák

hlas Raymonda

Magda Reifová

hlas Santiny

Crew and creators

Director

Saša Gedeon

Based on

Alberto Moravia (Oheň /La voglia di vino/ – povídka ze sbírky Římské povídky /Racconti romani/)

Screenplay

Saša Gedeon

Camera Operator

Filip Sirotek

Production Designer

Gabriela Minářová

Film Editor

Petr Turyna

Sound Designer

Daniel Němec, Marek Hart

Producer

Helena Formáčková, Jarka Gutlerová

Pedagogical management

Dušan Klein (režie), Jana Semschová, Jiří Macháně (kamera), Josef Valušiak (střih)

Music

Songs

Piave /Ciao, ciao, bambina/

Songwriter

Domenico Modugno (Piave /Ciao, ciao, bambina/)

Writer of Lyrics

Dino Verde (Piave /Ciao, ciao, bambina/)

Singer

Domenico Modugno (Piave /Ciao, ciao, bambina/)

Production info

Original Title

„Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek“

English Title

Closed Due to the Family Mourning

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1991

Production Year

1991

Premiere

2 February 1995

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

9 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Mezinárodní filmový festival United Film Video Academy (UFVA) Philadelphia

1994
Philadelphia / United States of America

Vítěz

Festival: 33. Brněnská šestnáctka – Mezinárodní soutěž nekomerčních alternativních hraných filmů Brno

1992
Brno / Czechoslovakia
Saša Gedeon

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Saša Gedeon

Vítěz

Event: Prémie Českého literárního fondu v oblasti filmu za rok 1992

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Petr Turyna

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Miloš Kabyl

Vítěz

Event: Prémie Českého literárního fondu v oblasti filmu za rok 1992

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Miloš Kabyl

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Petr Turyna

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní festival studentských filmů (FFICS) Tokio

1992
Tokio / Japan

Vítěz

Event: Prémie Českého literárního fondu v oblasti filmu za rok 1992

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Saša Gedeon

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Saša Gedeon