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Father Frost

 

 

This Russian folk fairy tale and its film adaptation have been further adapted by Jindřich Šimek, who used the text by N. Erdman and the translation by K.M. Walló. The script, which keeps very close to the original plot, also features some animal characters not appearing in the original story.

The original soundtrack of the film has been newly arranged and includes new songs composed in a style matching the playful and sweet nature of the original tunes. Father Frost on ice is an impressive show featuring colourful folk costumes, rich decorations and amazing lighting effects; a show that climaxes at the end with brilliant fireworks right on the ice.

Created by:

Script and direction: Jindřich Šimek
Music: Boris Urbánek, Nikolaj Budaškin
Lyrics: Jiří Sedláček
Choreography: František Blaťák, Jana Hübler
Set and costumes: Alexander Babraj
Lighting designer: Jan Plesník
Music performed by: Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava
Conducted by: Petr Vronský


List of characters:

Narrator Jiřina Bohdalová
Ivan Songs recorded by Karel Gott, narrated by Michal Dlouhý,
Skating performed by René Novotný, Otto Dlabola, Milan Brzý, Ota Jandejsek, Dmytri Matsyuk
Nastenka Songs recorded by Iveta Bartošová, narrated by Lenka Sedláčková,
Skating performed by Radka Kovaříková, Kateřina Beránková, Kateřina Kovalová, Martina Kvarčáková, Monika Brzá, Barbora Silná
Farther Frost Songs recorded by and narrated by Vladimír Kratina,
Skating performed by Milan Brzý, Lukáš Valigura, Ivan Smolík, Roman Oberfranc, Milan Harant
   
Baba Yaga Songs recorded and part played by Martin Dejdar, Jiří Korn, Vilém Čok, Jindřich Šimek, Petr Kotvald
Marfusha Songs recorded and part played by Hana Křížková, Věra Špinarová
Father Mushroom Played by Jiří Čapka, Bohuslav Čvančara, Josef Dvořák
Stepmother Played by Milena Asmanová, Naděžda Letenská
Old Man Played by Milan Šulc, Bohuslav Čvančara, František Návrat
Suitor's Mother Played by Alena Tománková
Suitor Played by Pavel Handl, Mojmír Maděrič
Matchmaker

Played by Ludmila Molínová, Blanka Mertová, Kateřina Przebindová

and others.
   
World premiere: 16 September 1998, Ostrava

 

Trailer here