May

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2007

Premiere

21 August 2008

Runtime

75 min

Director

F. A. Brabec

Category

film

Genre

film-poem

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Máj

Czech title

Máj

English title

May

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, Klára Halmiová

Based on

Karel Hynek Mácha (Máj – báseň)

Dramaturg

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

Director of Photography

F. A. Brabec

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

Czech Title

Máj

English Title

May

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

film-poem

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2007

Production specifications

start of filming 07/2007
end of filming 3 August 2007

Premiere

gala premiere 19 August 2008 (multiplex Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům, Praha)
distribution premiere 21 August 2008 /suitable for all ages/

Distribution slogan

A film based on the poem by Karel Hynek Mácha.

Production

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

Distribution

Bontonfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

75 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech