28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Hare Hunt
Hare Hunt

Hare Hunt

director: Miro Bernat
original title: Zaječí hony
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1960
running time: 20 min.


Some creatures are born with wings, others live behind a fence and long for freedom. Stanislav Neumann's weaving, fairy-tale voice appeals for human compassion in this poetic film made for the Ministry of Agriculture. Millions of eyes of a persecuted nation of hares fight against hounds, bullets and exploitation.


Miro Bernat (1910–1997) was a visual artist, theatre director, publicist and director. From the 1950s to the 1980s, he made over a hundred popular science films on the subject of nature, culture or the progress of civilisation. His short documentary Butterflies Do Not Live Here (1958) won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

more about film

director: Miro Bernat
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas