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Young Hearts

 

 

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Young Hearts (Mladé srdcia, dir. Václav Kubásek, 1952; available without subtitles in Hillman Library) from the most repressive period brought to the screen a cookie-cutter story of students enjoying thier volunteer (in fact obligatory) summer work at a mine. The acting, soundtrack, and to a limited degree cinematography in the clip converge to concoct the perception of a courtship between the Youth League Volunteer Camp Commander Leštiak (Karol Machata) and another student, Naďa (Hana Kavalírová). Socialist Realism discouraged love scenes and required that love themes be oriented outward, toward the collective and work for society.
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Slovak cinema after World War II.

 

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