The Snowdrop Festival

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The Snowdrop Festival

The Snowdrop Festival

Release Date: January 01, 1984

Year    :   1984
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Jiří Menzel
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Jiří Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal
RunTime    :   83 mins.

This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko (Kersko is a small woody area full of cottages and roods). These people are both simple and sensitive, they have their own pleasures (e.g. Leli is a collector of cheap, but inutile things) and the greatest delight of all of them is a hunting. Crude poetics of amateur hunting is screened by dreamy pictures of this area. Menzel mixes sentimental lyricism and rough (but not vulgar!) humor and the outcome is the never-ending landscape of continuous life in the proximate nearness of nature. The performances of actors are brilliant. Both Rudolf Hrusinsky as a Franz and Jaromír Hanzlik as a Leli have nonrecurring charm bottomed on a pain and inebriation. Only the music is not perfect: Jiri Sust usually assembled his film music from his older works and in this movie there is many quotations.




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