A Midsummer Nights Dream (1959 movie)

1959 film by Jiří Trnka

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1959 Czechoslovak animated puppet movie 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 version was made with narration by Richard Burton. The movie won several awards including the Prize of the Technical Committee in Cannes and an Honourable Medal at the Venice Film Festival.[2]

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directed byJiří Trnka
Written byScreenplay:
Jiří Brdečka
Josef Kainar
Jiří Trnka
William Shakespeare
Produced byErna Kmínková
Jaroslav Mozis
Narrated byRudolf Pellar
CinematographyJiří Vojta
Edited byHanna Valachova
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 25 September 1959 (1959-09-25)
Running time
76 minutes


  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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