Jan Nemec

Director, Screenwriter
A leading filmmaker of the Czech new wave who made literary-inspired shorts before crafting his first feature, "Diamonds of the Night" (1964), Nemec is known for his intense psychological studies of familial and/or ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1936

Filmography

Director (5)

Nocni Hovory s Matku 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Czeslaw Milosz: The Poet Remembers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

A Report on the Party and the Guests 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Martyrs of Love 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Pearls on the Ground 1964 (Movie)

("The Imposters") (Director)
Actor (5)

Nocni Hovory s Matku 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sametova Kocovina 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Corpus Delicti 1991 (Movie)

Admirerer (Actor)

'68 1988 (Movie)

Dezso Horvath (Actor)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (3)

Nocni Hovory s Matku 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Report on the Party and the Guests 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Martyrs of Love 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Nocni Hovory s Matku 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Geheimcode Wildganse 1983 (Movie)

(Music)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Nocni Hovory s Matku 2000 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

A leading filmmaker of the Czech new wave who made literary-inspired shorts before crafting his first feature, "Diamonds of the Night" (1964), Nemec is known for his intense psychological studies of familial and/or political oppression. His themes are perhaps best represented by "A Report on the Party and the Guests" (1966). Long a critic of the totalitarian Communist state, Nemec celebrated the short-lived Dubcek regime--and documented the Soviet invasion which crushed it--in "Oratorio for Prague" (1968). His career was stifled during the post-invasion years and, in 1974, he was permitted to emigrate to France where he directed one feature, "Le Decolete dans le dos" (1975). He later moved to the US but has been largely inactive except for a brief stint as a consultant to Philip Kaufman on "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988).

Relationships

Ester Krumbachova

Wife
divorced

Marta Kubisova

Wife

EDUCATION

FAMU

1960
graduation film entitled "A Loaf of Bread/A Bite to Eat/The Morsel"

Milestones

1988

Acted as consultant on Philip Kaufman's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

1974

Allowed to emmigrate to France

1968

Directed documentary about Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, "Oratorio for Prague"

1964

Directed first feature, "Diamonds in the Night"

1960

Directed short film "A Loaf of Bread/A Bite to Eat/The Morsel"

Moved to US

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