Stop Mewling, Squirrel!

Věra Plívová-Šimková, 1987

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Věra Plívová-Šimková, the renowned director and screenwriter of children’s films, in 1988 widened her filmography with this tale shot in an idyllic village at the foot of alluring mountains. Nefňukej, veverko! (Stop Mewling, Squirrel!) was shot with the assistance of colleague Drahomíra Králová. Five-year-old Kačka lives in the aforesaid village, which her vivid imagination is populated with fairytale princesses. She longs for a sister but her mother has given birth to twin boys. The whole family revolves around little Petr and Pavel, but Kačka refuses to accept them. She starts to act up, making life miserable both for her parents and herself. But finally, she manages to make her peace and truly begins to treat her little brothers as part of the family. Helena Vítovská stars as Kačka, both in this film and its sequel, Veverka a kouzelná mušle (Squirrel and the Magic Shell, 1988).
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About a film

Production year 1987
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children
Form feature
Duration 70 min
Director Věra Plívová-Šimková
Cast Helena Vitovská, Jiří Schmitzer, Veronika Freimanová, Marie Rosůlková, Libuše Havelková, Lubor Tokoš
Director of photography Antonín Holub
Screenplay Věra Plívová-Šimková
Editor Eva Bobková
Production designer Miloš Červinka
Music Michal Pavlíček
Sound designer Antonín Kravka