Snow White

Věra Plívová-Šimková, 1972



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

film_production_year 1972
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres children
film_form feature
film_duration 71 min
film_director Věra Plívová-Šimková
film_cast Václav Babka, František Husák, Marie Moravcová, Markéta Hermannová, Zuzana Tučková, Zuzana Fišerová
film_director_of_photography Emil Sirotek
film_screenplay Věra Plívová-Šimková
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Vladimír Labský
film_music_composed_by Zdeněk Liška
film_sound_designer Blažej Bernard