King Blackbird · 1984
Based on the motifs from the fairytales of the brothers Grimm and P. Dobšinský. When the spoiled princess jilts the good prince, her father – the king – forces her to marry a poor beggar. The princess must face hard trials, gets to know the power of unselfish love and only after that she discovers that the beggar is in fact the jilted prince in disguise.
Prize in a competition of first films – 24. MFF Karlove Vary 1984
Golden shoe – main prize at the Gottwaldov (the nowadays Zlín) 1984
Prize of the festival board – 15. FEST Beograd 1985
1st place, reader’s enquiry of the Film and theatre magazine for the best Slovak movie in the year 1984
4th place, reader’s enquiry of the Russian magazine Ekran – for best international films in Soviet cinemas 1987
cinematography: Vladimír Holloš