Witches from Suburbia

Drahomíra Králová, 1990

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The discovery of a book of spells enables two young girls to save a house inhabited by their two beloved aunts Ema and Lída. Young Petra and Veronika are huge animal lovers and their aunts are rearing a dog named Míša and a horse called Toník in their garden. But the house is threatened by a new construction project. One option for saving this island of tranquility is to transform a small lime tree into an older, and thus protected, tree. The girls manage to hone their skills at casting spells, transforming dog Toník into a bronze statue... They fare better in their battle with the greedy Mrs. Boháčková and her annoying brood of children. This modern fairytale film full of magic is directed by Drahomíra Králová and was released in 1990. Lucie Čechová plays Veronika; the young actress also starred in two other Králová-directed films, namely Potkal jsem ho v zoo (I Have Met Him at the ZOO, 1994) and Artuš, Merlin a Prchlíci (Arthur, Merlin and the Prchlics, 1995). The band of aunties is portrayed by actresses Dana Syslová and Marie Tomášová, whose return to the screen in the role of Ema follows an eight-year absence as a “blacklisted” actress.
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About a film

Production year 1990
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres children, comedy
Form feature
Duration 81 min
Director Drahomíra Králová
Cast Lucie Čechová, Tereza Fliegerová, Marie Tomášová, Dana Syslová, Rudolf Pellar, Lenka Skopalová
Director of photography Miroslav Čvorsjuk
Screenplay Květa Kuršová
Editor Dalibor Lipský
Production designer František Vokřál
Music Jaroslav Uhlíř
Sound designer Tomáš Potůček