The Log Cabin

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Runtime

11 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Srub

Czech title

Srub

English title

The Log Cabin

Synopsis

It is the depths of winter and in the middle of a desolate landscape on a snowy slope stands a log cabin, inhabited by an old man. The man puts his last log into his stove and the warmth of the fire visibly delights him. He rocks his rocking chair energetically and sings merrily. The flames die away and the old man looks around for something to put on the fire. In the end he sacrifices the chair, but soon that too is burnt up. The man tears the remnants of posters from the walls, gathers various rags and throws everything into the stove. Then he takes an axe and gradually chops up the wooden walls of his house, although it is obvious that he cannot win this duel with cruel nature. The fire gradually eats up the planks and beams until the cabin entirely collapses. The man wants to get warm, and so runs around the dying flames.

Cast

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jaromil Jireš

Screenplay

Jaromil Jireš

Director of Photography

Vladimír Skalský

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug

Production Manager

Máša Charouzdová

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Selected Music

Oskar Nedbal (Polská krev – opereta)

Songs

Blondýnky něžné /árie z operety Polská krev/

Songwriter Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Leo Stein
Singer Joža Mrázek Hořický

Production info

Original Title

Srub

Czech Title

Srub

English Title

The Log Cabin

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Production specifications

projection approval 3 June 1966

Premiere

preview 23 September 1966 (kino Čas /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 30 September 1966 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní /kina Čas/)

Distribution slogan

no caption

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

11 min

Original length in metres

325 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech