A život jde dál (A život jde dál), Karl Junghans, 1935.
Mayerling (Mayerling), Anatole Litvak, 1936.
A ŽIVOT JDE DÁL (A život jde dál)
CZ, YU, DE // 1935 // 71'
DIRECTORS Carl Junghans, F.W. Kraemer, Václav Kubásek
SCREENPLAY Václav Dryák, Carl Junghans
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jaroslav Blazek, Otto Heller, Harry Smeh, Jan Stallich
EDITORS Alexander Hammid, Ferdinand Kursa
SCORE Josip Slavenski
CAST Ita Rina, Zvonimir Rogoz, Ladislav H. Struna, Vera Baranovska
PRODUCERS Antonin Janota
COMPANY Olimpia, Pariz-Prag, Film Prag
The outbreak of World War I. Fisherman Ivo goes to the front, and leaves his wife Marija in the care of his best friend Nikola, who is lame and therefore not mobilised. News comes of Ivo’s death and Nikola, who has always been in love with Marija, marries her. However, Ivo was a prisoner of war for a long time, and has not been able to contact his family. He returns to the village on the day of Marija giving birth.
Director Karl Junghans worked slowly and without a storyboard, which is why he was replaced by the American-Czech director F. W. Kraemera. The filming took place in Split, Solin, Šibenik, Trogir, and on the island of Vis, mostly in Komiža. It was screened at the Venice International Film Festival in 1936.
FR // 1936 // 96'
DIRECTOR Anatole Litvak
SCREENPLAY Joseph Kessel, Irma von Cube, Marcel Achard (based on the novel by Claude Anet)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jean Isnard, Armand Thirard
EDITOR Henri Rust
SCORE Arthur Honegger
CAST Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon, Suzy Prim
PRODUCER Seymour Nebenzal
COMPANY Nero Films
Vienna is disturbed by protestors agitating for political change. Crown Prince Rudolph is arrested at a meeting. His father Emperor Franz Joseph insists he get married and settle down. Rudolph reluctantly agrees. Five years later, Rudolph has become an unhappy playboy. On the night of his wedding anniversary he meets Baroness Marie Vetsera and they fall in love.
Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) is an American-French producer and director, known for Mayerling (1936), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), Decision Before Dawn (1951) and Anastasia (1956).