Date: 26 January 2023 (ended)
Section: BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: THE FRINGES OF CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA, FALLING BEHIND
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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MŮJ PŘÍTEL FABIÁN
(Il mio amico zingaro / My Friend the Gipsy)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1953, 35mm, col., 99’
v.o. ceca / Czech o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Ludvík Aškenazy, Jiří Weiss. Tratta da un racconto di / Based on a short story by Ludvík Aškenazy. Fotografia / Photography: Ferdinand Pečenka. Montaggio / Editing: Miroslav Hájek. Musica / Music: Jiří Srnka. Suono / Sound: Milan R. Novotný, Emil Poledník, František Šindelář. Scenografia / Art Director: Bohuslav Kulič, Stanislav Pavlík. Costumi / Costume Designer: Fernand Vácha. Interpreti / Cast: Otto Lackovič, Dušan Klein, Ladislav Chudík, Otomar Krejča, Věra Bublíková, Bohuš Záhorský. Produzione / Produced by: Studio uměleckého filmu.
Josef Trojan is returning from his holidays to Kunčice where he is a welder on a building site. At the station he meets a group of gipsies who have arrived in search of work. Trojan is appalled to discover that they are all illiterate and he decides to help at least one of them. The widower Gejza Fabián has been left alone to bring up his son whom everyone is starting to call Fabiánek. Trojan takes Fabián to join the work team and soon trains him to be a skilled welder. The teacher Krásová has taken Fabiánek under her wing who, since he has very little education, has been put in a class of much younger children. Krásová also sets up evening classes for the adult gipsies. However, not everything runs smoothly…
Award-winning director, screenwriter, pedagogue, documentary film creator and writer, Jiří Weiss was born in 1913 in Prague. Leading figure in postwar Czech cinema, he died in 2004 in Santa Monica, USA.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1936 Dejte nám křídla (Give us the Wings) doc. 1938 Dvacet let svobody (Twenty Years of Freedom) doc.
1947 Uloupená hranice (La frontiera rubata / The Stolen Frontier) 1949 Písen o sletu doc.; Premi / Awards: Karlovy Vary IFF – Miglior documentario / Best Documentary 1950 Vstanou noví bojovníci (New Warriors Will Arise) 1956 Hra o život (Life is at Stake) 1957 Vlčí jáma (Wolf Trap); Premi / Awards: Mostra del Cinema di Venezia – Premio FIPRESCI / Venice Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award 1959 Romeo, Julie a tma (Romeo, Juliet and Darkness); Premi / Awards: San Sebastian IFF – Conchiglia d’oro / Golden Seashell 1965 Třicet jedna ve stínu (Ninety Degrees in the Shade) 1990 Martha et moi (Marta ed io)