A Feast of Snowdrops

In a small village, a dispute breaks out over a wild boar between eccentric hunters from neighbouring hunting groups. Adaptation of a book by Bohumil Hrabal.

Slavnosti sněženek
Czechoslovakia 1983
  • English
83 min.

Jiří Menzel directed six films based on literary works by Bohumil Hrabal. The penultimate of these was the 1983 film A Feast of Snowdrops. Hrabal’s eponymous book, which is a colorful collage of portraits of the inhabitants of a cottage settlement in the Central Bohemian village of Kersko. The film is set in the local restaurant, where seasonal holidaymakers and old-timers from Kersko gather day after day. The peaceful life of the village is disrupted by a grotesque boar hunt and the ensuing dispute between two groups of gamekeepers over who should get the trophy.

Digitally restored version of the film.

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Director: Jiří Menzel
Based on: Bohumil Hrabal
Screenplay: Bohumil Hrabal, Jiří Menzel
Cinematography: Jiří Macák
Music: Jiří Šust
Sound: Karel Jaroš
Editing: Jiří Brožek
Production Design: Zbyněk Hloch
Producer: Jan Šuster
Costumes: Běla Suchá
Cast: Rudolf Hrušínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr, Petr Čepek, Miloslav Štibich, Petr Brukner, Rudolf Hrušínský ml., Eugen Jegorov