May

film-poem

Typology

feature

Czech title

Máj

Runtime

95

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2007

Premiere

21.08.2008

Language version

Czech

Director

F. A. Brabec

Screenplay

Ivana Nováková, F. A. Brabec

Summary

This narrative film poem based on the eponymous epic Romantic poem by Karel Hynek Mácha tells the story of a love triangle which ends in patricide, execution, and suicide. The beautiful mute girl Jarmila sleeps with the aging miller Schiffner. A group of bandits arrives in the region; their leader Vilém, who had been expelled from home by his father Schiffner, falls in love with Jarmila. In a rage of jealousy, he kills his father, for which he is executed. The girl then kills herself by jumping from a cliff.

Crew and creators

Director

F. A. Brabec

Assistant Director

Martin Bárta (1. asistent režiséra), Klára Halmiová (2. asistentka režie)

Based on

Karel Hynek Mácha (Máj – báseň (1836))

Script Editor

Bedřich Ludvík (ČT), Ivan Hubač (šéfdramaturg ČT)

Camera Operator

Michal Škoda

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Costume Designer

Jaroslava Pecharová

Make-Up Artist

Ivana Chlostová

Film Editor

Filip Issa

Sound Designer

Jiří Klenka

Visual Effects

ACE a. s. (triková a obrazová postprodukce)

Executive Producer

BELTFILM, s. r. o.

Co-producer

Jaroslav Kučera (ČT), Ivan Hubač

Unit Production Manager

Zuzana Vrbová

Production Manager

Jaroslava Halmiová, Jiří Koštýř (ČT)

Artistic Collaboration

Lucie Drábková (výtvarný návrh sochy Anděla)

Music

Music Composed by

Support Lesbiens

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens

Writer of Lyrics

Ivana Nováková (text na motivy gajdošské lidové písně)

Production info

Original Title

Máj

English Title

May

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2007

Premiere

21.08.2008

Production

BELTFILM, s. r. o., ČESKÁ TELEVIZE (koprodukce)

Distribution

BONTONFILM a. s.

Technical info

Colour

barevný

Sound

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech