Jan Čuřík, Antonín Máša, 1965



Bloudění (Searching) provided a 1965 debut for then novice director Antonín Máša and experienced cameraman Jan Čuřík. Both served as directors of this film which maps the generation gap between 1960s youths just coming of age and their parents, who were shaped by the 1950s. Similarly to other heroes seen in Czechoslovak New Wave films, young Michal clashes with his estranged father, a man who once took part in political show trials. The film, however, also reflects the guilt-ridden parent’s “rebirth” in relation to his son. This film – rather unfairly very much forgotten – features impressive acting by the then 17-year-old Jaromír Hanzlík in the lead role and assorted other appealing performances – such as that of Jan Kačer, who plays a driver with poor eyesight, and Miroslav Macháček's portrayal of the hero’s painter-uncle.
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About a film

film_production_year 1965
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 77 min
film_director Jan Čuřík, Antonín Máša
film_cast Jaromír Hanzlík, Jiří Pleskot, Jiřina Jirásková, Vladimír Šmeral, Alexandra Myšková, Jana Brejchová
film_director_of_photography Jan Čuřík, Ivan Šlapeta
film_screenplay Antonín Máša
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek, Jaromír Janáček
film_production_designer Jan Oliva
film_art_director Věra Vainarová
film_music_composed_by Jan Klusák
film_sound_designer Jiří Kejř