Daddy for Sunday

Jaroslav Mach, 1970



Jaroslav Mach’s 1971 feature examines the impact of divorce on children. The protagonist of this feature is engineer Kalista, who, since his divorce, has only seldom seen his 11-year-old daughter Jana. Kalista decides to marry his twenty-years-younger lover Eva, who wants to introduce the future step-daughter to her parents. However, Eva’s parents do not approve of the marriage, unhappy that Eva has destroyed Kalista’s family. The potential bridegroom’s divorced sister, meanwhile, disapproves of Eva. The leading roles in this unremarkable feature are played by Svatopluk Matyáš (Kalista), Regina Rázlová (Eva) and Milena Dvorská (Olga). Non-actor Zdena Machálková portrays young Jana. Radovan Lukavský employs charisma and moral authority in the role of Eva’s gamekeeper father.
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About a film

film_production_year 1970
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy, family
film_form feature
film_duration 66 min
film_director Jaroslav Mach
film_cast Svatopluk Matyáš, Zdena Machálková, Regina Rázlová, Radovan Lukavský, Zora Božinová, Milena Dvorská
film_director_of_photography Josef Hanuš
film_screenplay Vladimír Kalina, Jaroslav Mach
film_film_editor Zdeněk Stehlík
film_production_designer Karel Škvor
film_music_composed_by Štěpán Lucký
film_sound_designer Miloslav Hůrka