Glass House

Vít Olmer, 1981

Film at Filmový přehled


Actor Vít Olmer’s decision to establish himself as a director took root in the early 1980s with the making of several coming-of-age films. Apart from Sonáta pro zrzku (Sonata for a Red-Haired Girl, 1980) and Stav ztroskotání (State Of Shipwreck, 1983), he also created Skleněný dům (The Glass House). The protagonist of this 1981 psychological drama is the emotionally traumatised girl Pavla, who has developed an unhealthy attachment to her young tutor, Jarmila. However, Jarmila is not prepared to give up her own life for a lonely, socially troubled charge, and Pavla takes Jarmila’s planned marriage and imminent departure as a betrayal… Olmer realised Irena Charvátová’s modest script with a clear understanding of the mentality of its adolescent heroine. The lead role was the first film appearance for talented actress Michaela Kudláčková. Also making her debut was Michaela Kuklová in the role of Anežka while Veronika Freimanová played Jarmila.
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About a film

Production year 1981
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama, psychological
Form feature
Duration 74 min
Director Vít Olmer
Cast Michaela Kudláčková, Václav Knop, Veronika Freimanová, Anna Ferencová, Viktor Nejedlý, Gabriela Džurbanová
Director of photography Juraj Fándli
Screenplay Irena Charvátová
Editor Ivana Kačírková
Production designer Aleš Voleman
Music Jiří Stivín
Sound designer Antonín Kravka