Snow White

Věra Plívová-Šimková, 1972

Film at Filmový přehled


In 1972, director Věra Plívová-Šimková made another in a series of films offering sensitive portrayals of the lives of village children. The main character of this story, set in the remote Beskydy region, is young Katka Škeříková. The young heroine is facing problems shifting from a single-class village school to a larger town-based educational institution. But she returns to her old friends and friendly former village teacher Smetáček (Václav Babka) in order to partake in the annual local theatre performance. Although Katka fails to win the role of Sněhurka (Snow White), the theatre nonetheless offers her – and her friends from the remote mountain region – the opportunity to indulge their young imaginations. As with the director’s other films, the family-friendly O Sněhurce (The Snow White) offers great entertainment for all ages. Non-professional actress Marie Moravcová turns in a convincing and natural performance in the lead role.
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About a film

Production year 1972
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 71 min
Director Věra Plívová-Šimková
Cast Václav Babka, František Husák, Marie Moravcová, Markéta Hermannová, Zuzana Tučková, Zuzana Fišerová
Director of photography Emil Sirotek
Screenplay Věra Plívová-Šimková
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Vladimír Labský
Music Zdeněk Liška
Sound designer Blažej Bernard