A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 film)

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directed by Jiří Trnka
Produced by Erna Kmínková
Jaroslav Mozis
Written by Screenplay:
Jiří Brdečka
Josef Kainar
Jiří Trnka
William Shakespeare
Narrated by Rudolf Pellar
Cinematography Jiří Vojta
Edited by Hanna Valachova
Release dates
  • 25 September 1959 (1959-09-25)
Running time 76 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Czech: Sen noci svatojánské) is a 1959 Czechoslovak animated puppet film directed by Jiří Trnka. It is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival.[1] An English-language dubbed version was made with narration by Richard Burton.

The film won several awards including the Prize of the Technical Committee in Cannes and an Honourable Medal at the Venice Film Festival.[2]

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A Midsummer Night's Dream". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ The Midsummer Night's Dream. Krátký Film Praha Catalogue. Retrieved on 2009-11-12.

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