Harvest

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production year

1992

Runtime

7 min

Director

Pavel Marek

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featurestudentshort

Original title

Sklizeň

Czech title

Sklizeň

English title

Harvest

Synopsis

Motto: The moonlit night was blinding us – birds cried from tree to tree – the fields crepitated – we crawled in dust – a snake couple (Franz Kafka). Two old women patients lie in a hospital room. One tries to covertly eat some of the other’s fruit compote. A married couple accompanied by their son comes in. The granny is pleased by their visit and the flowers they have brought her. The little boy refuses to kiss his grandmother and the granny is astonished to have a grandson at all. The irritated visitors claim that they certainly wrote to her that he had been born. The discussion ends with the surprising discovery that the old woman’s last name is not Zahradníková. At first, the young couple think that she is suffering from amnesia, but then the other patient interferes because Zahradníková is her surname. The couple is upset by the situation. They tear the flowers from the other woman’s hands and briefly pay attention to their real relative. Then they enter the room again, but this time, they are clad in mourning dress. But it all is just a dream, disrupted by the fall of the compote jar when the roommate again tries to steal the fruit.

Cast

Petr Meissel

návštěvník nemocnice

Martina Michálková

návštěvníkova žena

Martin Kalista

syn návštěvníků

Marta Ledková

šedovlasá stařenka Böhmová

Bohumíra Šubrtová

bělovlasá babička Zahradníková

Crew and creators

Director

Pavel Marek

Screenstory

Pavel Marek

Screenplay

Pavel Marek

Film Editor

Miloš Málek

Sound Designer

Otto Chlpek

Production Manager

Richard Němec

Cooperation

Marek Bouda, Martina Černá, Martin Douba, Jan Daňhel, Zuzana Dražilová, František Kölbel, Marek Král, Jan Krofta, Bob Radimecký, Bohdan Sláma

Music

Music Composed by

Irena Havlová, Vojtěch Havel

Songs

V klášterních dveřích

Songwriter

Irena Havlová (V klášterních dveřích), Vojtěch Havel (V klášterních dveřích)

Production info

Original Title

Sklizeň

English Title

Harvest

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1992

Production

Studio FAMU

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

7 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha

1992
Praha / Czechoslovakia