Shadows of a Hot Summer

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Shadows of a Hot Summer
Stíny horkého léta Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byFrantisek Vlácil
Written byJiří Křižan
StarringJuraj Kukura
CinematographyIvan Šlapeta
Production
company
Distributed byBontonfilm (2008)
Release date
September 1978
Running time
99 min
CountryCzechoslovakia
LanguageCzech

Shadows of a Hot Summer (Czech: Stíny horkého léta) is a 1978 Czechoslovak thriller film by František Vláčil. The film won a Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1978.[1]

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

The film is set in the 1940s after the end of World War II. Ondřej Baran lives with his family in Beskydy, at a homestead in the mountains. One day five members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army come to their house. One of them is injured and the Ukrainians want to hide in the house until he recovers, they take the family as hostages and force Ondřej to bring a doctor to the house. They threaten Ondřej that if he appeals for help they will kill his family. Ondřej eventually realises that he has to deal with them by himself, he kills all the Ukrainians, but one of them shoots him and he dies. The film ends with Ondřej's funeral.

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Date of ceremony Event Award Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
1978 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Crystal Globe for the Best Film František Vláčil Won [2]
29th Worker's Film Festival The Main Award Won [3]
Czechoslovak Film Critic's Award Won
The Best Actress Marta Vančurová Won
Bánská Bystrica Film Festival for Youth Great Golden Sun for the Best Film Won
Golden Sun for the Best Actor Juraj Kukura Won
Festival of Czech and Slovak Films in České Budějovice Award of Czechoslovak Film Won
1979 Klement Gotwald State Awards František Vláčil Won
Survey of Květy Journal for the most popular actor and actress of Socialist countries Golden Bloom for the Best Actress Marta Vančurová Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stíny horkého léta — Česká televize". Česká televize. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ceska Televize;. "Stíny horkého léta — Česká televize". Česká televize (in Czech). Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Stíny horkého léta – Filmový přehled". Filmový přehled (in Czech). Retrieved 6 September 2017.

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