Fibich's Poem

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Runtime

7 min

Director

Ludvík Guba

Category

film

Genre

illustration of composition

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Fibichův poem

Czech title

Fibichův poem

English title

Fibich's Poem

Parallel title

Fibichs Poem

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

Baletní soubor Jenčíkův

víly

Crew and creators

Director

Ludvík Guba

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Film Editor

Jindřich Fiala

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

Czech Title

Fibichův poem

English Title

Fibich's Poem

Parallel Title

Fibichs Poem

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

illustration of composition

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

date of censorship 2 January 1940 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 01/1940 /suitable for youths/

Production

Ludvík Guba

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

7 min

Original length in metres

200 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German