Everybody Has Talents

Zdeněk Flídr, 1984

Film at Filmový přehled


For a group of children from a folklore ensemble, singing regional songs from Valašsko (Moravian Wallachia) provides plenty of fun – but only until the group is faced with a challenging stint at a music festival in Paris. The children’s parents erupt in fits of competitive jealousy, which transmits to the youngsters too. A local music teacher brought in to prepare the children for their trip abroad brings additional chaos. The choirmaster, Standa Juráň, can only watch as years of tireless efforts begin to unravel... Co-writer and director Zdeňek Flídr was 34 at the time of this 1984 feature-film debut, but excels in elevating the source material. Actor Jiří Schmitzer offers a strong performance as Juráň. However, attempts to imbue authenticity into the piece are somewhat undermined by the character of his 14-year-old son David, played by 18-year-old actor Marek Haman.
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About a film

Production year 1984
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Zdeněk Flídr
Cast Jiří Schmitzer, Kamila Magálová, Marek Haman, Michaela Dvořáčková, Svatopluk Matyáš
Director of photography Ota Kopřiva
Screenplay Miroslav Sovják, Zdeněk Flídr
Editor Jiří Brožek
Production designer Boris Halmi
Music Jaroslav Krček
Sound designer Josef Vlček