Silvery Wind

Václav Krška, 1954



Frána Šrámek's lyrical novel involving the first amorous confusions of a small-town teenager was shot by director Václav Krška in 1954 as a stylishly precise work that sidestepped the oppressive atmosphere of the time. The idealistic Jeník Ratkin is struggling with his narrow-minded father whom he sees as embodying the incomprehensible, hypocritical world of adults. Anička, who is "obsessed" but unable to break free from her dependence on conformist notions, plays the leading role in Jeník’s world of bittersweet experiences of first love… Krška cast his favourite actor, Eduard Cupák (who was then 22 years old) in the main role. He had appeared in the biopics Mladá léta (Early Days), about the nascent writer Alois Jirásek, and Z mého života (From My Life) about Antonín Dvořák. He also starred in another Šrámek opus – Měsíc nad řekou (Moon over the River) in which he played the sensitive student Vilík Roškot.
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About a film

film_production_year 1954
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres drama
film_form feature
film_duration 106 min
film_director Václav Krška
film_cast Eduard Cupák, František Šlégr, Marie Brožová, Radovan Lukavský, Vladimír Ráž, Bedřich Vrbský
film_director_of_photography Ferdinand Pečenka
film_screenplay Václav Krška
film_film_editor Jan Kohout
film_production_designer Karel Škvor
film_music_composed_by Jiří Srnka
film_sound_designer Stanislav Vondraš, Adolf Nacházel