28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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We Used to Have a Garden
We Used to Have a Garden
We Used to Have a Garden
We Used to Have a Garden

We Used to Have a Garden

director: Hana Slaninová
original title: Měli jsme zahradu 
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 8 min.


In this meditative and playful time-lapse documentary, the author observes a gardener and a garden gnome searching for a lost garden in a concrete backyard.


Hana Slaninová was born in Ostrava. She studied bookbinding and stone printing. She makes her living as a graphic designer of board games, and she is an enthusiastic emitter of sounds and an amateur curator of flowers. She started discovering the magic of documentary films during the My Street Films 2021 workshop. Now she is studying her second year at Department of Documentary Film at FAMU.

more about film

director: Hana Slaninová
producer: Lenka Medová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas