The Path through a Desolate Forest

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production year

1995—1996

Premiere

9 October 1997

Runtime

87 min

Director

Ivan Vojnár

Category

film

Genre

ballad

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Cesta pustým lesem

Czech title

Cesta pustým lesem

English title

The Path through a Desolate Forest

Summary

Set in the Šumava mountain region during the years 1913 - 1914 the film presents a poetic story about the futility of man's travel in time and his quest for identity. This is the feature-length début of documentarist and director of photography Ivan Vojnár. The film contains excerpts from the film Nine Chapters from Ancient History }dir. Pavel Háša, 1969).

Cast

Jana Dolanská

vdova Hudlerová

Pavel Landovský

pošťák Kokesch

Václav Koubek

dr. Holoubek

Vojtěch Kristen

Viktor

Jan Zívr

Fekete

Jana Gabrižová

Kokeschova nevěsta

Jiří Kraic

1. obřík

Vilém Kraic

2. obřík

Terezka Tobolová

Fanynka

Vladimír Labský

mlynář Schebesta

Lada Budařová

hlas

Andrej Krob

hlas

Crew and creators

Director

Ivan Vojnár

Second Unit Director

Lenka Cingrošová

Assistant Director

Štěpánka Rácová

Screenstory

Ivan Arsenjev

Screenplay

Ivan Arsenjev, Ivan Vojnár (spolupráce), Jiří Soukup (spolupráce), Jaromír Kačer (spolupráce), Jaroslava Rösslerová (spolupráce)

Script Editor

Petr Zvoníček (spolupráce), Pavel Klusák (spolupráce)

Director of Photography

Jaromír Kačer

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Kolínek

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Václav Hrubín

Costume Designer

Jan Tobola

Film Editor

Alois Fišárek

Sound Designer

Miroslav Hřebejk

Special Effects

SFX, Jiří Šimůnek (triková spolupráce)

Special Effects

SFX, spol. s r.o.

Titles Designed by

Johana Vojnárová

Production Manager

Galina Šustová, Ivana Jaroschyová, Petr Morávek

Unit Production Manager

Naďa Havelková, Jakub Exner

Consultant

MUDr. Jirka N. Pollak, PhDr. Vladimír Horpeniak, Ing. Pavel Šlajs, Vlastimil Růžička

Music

Music Composed by

Vojtěch Havel, Irena Havlová

Music Performed by

Irena a Vojtěch Havlovi, Michal Gera

Songs

Taková alej stromů

Singer Václav Koubek

Cserebogár sárga cserebogár

Locations

Šumava, obec Dobrš (Šumava), Jizerské hory

Production info

Original Title

Cesta pustým lesem

Czech Title

Cesta pustým lesem

English Title

The Path through a Desolate Forest

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

ballad

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production Year

1995—1996

Production specifications

start of filming 04/1995
end of filming 03/1996

Premiere

premiere 9 October 1997 /recommended for 12 and over/

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Nominace

Event: 5. výroční ceny Český lev 1997

1998
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaromír Kačer

Vítěz

Event: 5. výroční ceny Český lev 1997

1998
Praha / Czech Republic
Vladimír Labský

Nominace

Event: 5. výroční ceny Český lev 1997

1998
Praha / Czech Republic
Čestmír Kopecký