Vojtech Jasny

Director, Screenwriter, Instructor
Central figure of the Czech New Wave. Jasny entered the acclaimed Prague film school (FAMU) in its inaugural year, worked in documentaries with early collaborator Karel Kachyna, and began turning out fiction features in ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1925

Filmography

Director (11)

Ernst Fuchs 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Hell on Earth 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Gladys 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Which Side Eden 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Why Havel? 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Milos Forman: Portrait 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

The Great Land of Small 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Fluchtversuch 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Ansichten Eines Clowns 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

All My Good Countrymen 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cassandra Cat 1962 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Gladys 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Which Side Eden 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Why Havel? 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great Land of Small 1985 (Movie)

screenplay consultant (Other Writer)

The Peanut Butter Solution 1985 (Movie)

screenplay collaboration (Screenplay)

Ansichten Eines Clowns 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All My Good Countrymen 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cassandra Cat 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Freezing Sunlight 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Gladys 1999 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Other (1)

Dead Silence 1987 (Movie)

(Technical Advisor)

Biography

Central figure of the Czech New Wave. Jasny entered the acclaimed Prague film school (FAMU) in its inaugural year, worked in documentaries with early collaborator Karel Kachyna, and began turning out fiction features in the mid-1950s.

EDUCATION

Charles University

transferred to FAMU after one year

Charles University

transferred to FAMU after one year

FAMU

1946 - 1950
applied to screenwriting department but accepted into directing department; entered in first year of school's existence; classmate of Karel Kachyna

Milestones

1984

Began teaching film at Columbia University

1968

Made final film in Czechoslovakia, "Czech Rhapsody" (22 mins)

1957

Solo feature directing debut, "September Nights"

1954

Ended creative partnership with Kachyna after co-directing fiction feature "Everthing Ends Tonight"

1950

Worked as documentary cameraman and director (often in collaboration with Kachyna); assigned to China with Kachyna to make documentaries (1952)

1950

Feature film co-directing debut with Karel Kachyna, "It's Not Always Cloudy" (graduation project)

Made first (amateur) films aged 14

Film instructor at Munich Film Academy

Film instructor at Universtiy of Salzburg

Film instructor at Vienna Film Academy

Retained in labor camp during WWII

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