To celebrate the 100th anniversary of director Miro Bernat's birth (May 16, 1910 – June 13, 1997), the National Film Archive hosts a screening of five films by the director. Before finally settling on a career in the film industry, Bernat worked in various fields (music, singing, theatre, photography, fine arts, journalism, etc.). In 1948, he started working at the Popular Science Film Studio, finally making his directorial debut in 1950.
Over the next fourty years, Bernat made some eighty documentary and popular science films, many of which were awarded at film festivals at home and abroad. His 1958 film Butterflies Don't Live Here collected some twenty awards, including the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes IFF.
The screening will present the following films by Miro Bernat:
LIFE FOR BEES, 1950, 13 min.
BUTTERFLIES DON'T LIVE HERE, 1958, 13 min.
GLASS, GLASS, GLASS, 1961, 15 min.
JSI ZODPOVĚDNÝ ZA SVOU RŮŽI, 1967, 24 min.
JAK MI DŘEVA POVÍDALA, 1973, 15 min.
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