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Pavel Marek

Pavel Marek

Czech Republic

Biography

Pavel Marek was born in 1963 in India, he spent a part of his childhood in the US, from 1970 he lives in Prague. In 1988 he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his studies, he made several short films together with his friends within the independent “BulšitFilm” company, primarily in cooperation with cameraman Roman Včelák. Inspired by the poetics of surrealism and the works by Jan Švankmajer and Luis Buñuel, the films received critical acclaim among film professionals. From 1989, he studied direction at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), where he started dealing primarily with feature film. In 1998, he made his feature-length debut Dead Beatle/Mrtvej Brouk and graduated from FAMU. In February 2008, he was awarded the associate professor degree by his lecture “Imagination in Feature and Documentary Film and Its Presentation in the Pedagogical Process”.

Filmography:

Kotelna (Czechoslovakia, 1983)
Budík (Czechoslovakia, 1983)
Mesaliance (Czechoslovakia, 1985)
Narozeniny v parku (11´, Czechoslovakia, 1987)
Vychovatel ke strachu (16´, Czechoslovakia, 1989)
Valdice (Czechoslovakia, 1990)
Mrtvý les a jiný bulšit (100´, Czechoslovakia, 1990)
Sklizeň (7´, Czechoslovakia, 1992)
V den psa (CZ, 1994)
Sredni Vastar (29´, CZ, 1995)
Mrtvej brouk (96´, CZ/SR, 1998)
Praha mizerná (CZ, 2000) – segment director
Bezúčelná procházka Jiřího Barty (CZ, 1999)
Svědkové Jehovovi (30´, CZ, 2003)
Houslový rytíř (52´, CZ, 2006)

The Violin Knight0

The Violin Knight

Houslový rytíř (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 52 min

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