Fibich's Poem

illustration of composition, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Fibichův poem

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Ludvík Guba

Synopsis

A simple story illustrating part of Fibich's work At Twilight which Jan Kubelík arranged for violin, it became famous throughout the world under the title Poem. A girl sits with a boy in a meadow in the summer twilight. The girl is weaving a garland and the boy fixes his gaze on the fireflies hovering above the surface of the pond. In his eyes the fireflies are transformed into fairies who dance and lure him towards them. The boy gets up and walks along the edge of the stone wall towards the fairies. He decides to pluck a water-lily from the water but he leans too far, he falls into the water and drowns.

Cast

Karel Šašek

chlapec

Baletní soubor Jenčíkův

víly

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Fibich

Selected Music

Zdeněk Fibich (V podvečer /část Poem/)

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Danced by

Baletní soubor Jenčíkův

Production info

Original Title

Fibichův poem

English Title

Fibich's Poem

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production

Ludvík Guba

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech