The dream of one old lonely woman.
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.
featuretheatrical distributionstudent film
premiere 29 February 2000 /recommended for 15 and over/ (kino Aero, Praha )
Negative, in cooperation with Czech Television, FAMU and the National Film Archive, presents short films by Pavel Marek and Roman Včelák.
black & white
Festival: 2. festival FAMU Praha
Praha / Czechoslovakia