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Black Peter

 

 

Original title:
Cerny Petr
Slovenian title:
Črni Peter
Section:
RETRO: CZECH NEW WAVE

Country, year:
Czechoslovakia, 1964
Length:
85

Directed by:
Miloš Forman

Screenplay:
Miloš Forman, Jaroslav Papoušek
Cinematography:
Jan Němeček
Music:
Jirí Slitr
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Czech
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Ladislav Jakim (Peter), Pavla Martínková-Novotná (Pavla), Jan Vostrcil (Petrov oce), Vladimír Pucholt (Cenek Samarad), Pavel Sedlácek (Lada), Zdenek Kulhánek (Zdenek), František Kosina (poslovodja), Josef Koza (prostozidar), Božena Matušková (Petrova mama)
Awards:
Locarno 1964 (Golden Leopard), Helsinki 1967 (Best Foreign Director)


DateHourLocation 
Wed, 7.11.2018 18:00 Slovenian Cinematheque
Sun, 11.11.2018 17:00 Slovenian Cinematheque

Deli povezavo
Description:
Forman's debut feature centres on teenage Peter, a comic representative of misguided youth in the 1960s Czechoslovakia. Humour results from the inconsistencies between form and actual significance of gestures and words.

A detailed account of the incredible everyday experiences of young Peter, a sixteen-year-old in perpetual conflict with his fussy father. His courtship of a girl is doomed to a sequence of unfortunate failures. She repulses her would-be lover's advances and starts paying a lot of attention to another male friend. Just as unsuccessful as a supermarket trainee in charge with spotting shoplifters, Peter loses his job when failing to stop a suspicious looking customer.

"The most difficult scene in Black Peter came towards the end of the shoot, and it was a production nightmare. We needed a long scene at a dance, but didn't have the money to hire extras. It was summer, so we decided to rent an ice rink and a band in Kolin, throw a free dance on a Saturday night, write 'for free' on the door and shoot the scene with people who'd show up. In four hours - from eight to midnight - we would have to get seven minutes of screen time on film. There were going to be no second chances." (Miloš Forman)
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