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Pavel Stingl

Pavel Štingl

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Biography

Pavel Štingl (born in 1960 in Prague) studied at the documentary film department at FAMU in Prague. His graduation film Naučit se bát/ Learning to Fear from the environment of young doctors received a whole range of awards and determined one of the main directions of his filmmaking. In 1990, he started a long series of political documentaries from the countries of the former Soviet block awarded at numerous festivals: Japan Prix for Země bez hrobů (The Land without Graves), Prix Italia for Pozdrav ze země, kde včera znamenalo zítra ( Greetings from the Country Where Yesterday Meant Tomorrow) and others. He filmed in Romania, Albania, various parts of the former Soviet Union, Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh, China, South Africa, Israel and many other places of political conflict. In 1995, Štingl launched his own production company K2 through which he produced several documentary series and a number of extensive coproduction documentaries. Among the most extensive are historical accounts of the twentieth century: Deník pana Pfitznera (The Diary of Mr. Pfitzner); Čtyři páry bot (Four Pairs of Shoes); Příběh trosečníků Patrie (The Survivors of the Shipwrecked Patria), film of the year at FIAT/IFTA; Příběh o zlém snu (A Story About a Bad Dream), MTF Japan Award. His films were screened at numerous international as well as domestic festivals, receiving a number of awards. K2’s largest projects include the feature-length film Mír jejich duši ( Peace to their Souls) and the extensive multimedia exposition of the new museum at the memorial of the town of Lidice, burned to the ground by the Nazis, A nevinní byli vini (And the Innocent Were Guilty), to become the most modern exposition on war history in the Czech Republic.


Filmography:

Naučit se bát/ Learning to Fear (20´, Czechoslovakia, 1985)
Romania Libera (Czechoslovakia/Romania, 1990)
Země bez hrobů (Czechoslovakia, 1991)
Slzy vítězství Albánie (Czechoslovakia /Albany, 1991)
Studentská láska (Czechoslovakia /Albany, 1991)
Pozdrav ze země, kde včera znamenalo zítra (CZ/Russia, 1993)
Quo Vadis South Africa…? (CZ, 1994)
Světová válka v nás (39´, CZ, 1994)
Takoví jsme byli (CZ, 1996)
Čtyři páry bot (50´, CZ, 1996)
Příběh trosečníku Patrie (51´, CZ, 1997)
Kámen a poznání (59´, CZ, 1998)
Deník pana Pfitznera (89´, CZ, 1998)
Jen jeden pokus se životem (39´, CZ, 1999)
Zaniklý svět Karla Pecky (50´, CZ, 2000)
O zlém snu (50´, CZ, 2000)
Selhání (55´, CZ, 2000)
Chaos (CZ, 2001)
Druhý život Lidic/ The Second Life of Lidice (58´, CZ, 2002)
Návrat zapadlých vlastenců (58´, CZ, 2003)
Malování potmě (56´, CZ, 2003)
Mír jejich duši (80´, CZ, 2004)
Popis jednoho zápasu (72´, CZ, 2004)
Jára Cimrman (36´, CZ, 2005)
Divadlo bláznivých dramat Borise Rösnera (56´, CZ, 2006)
Suchá hora, dědina na konci trati (52´, CZ, 2007)
Ghetto jménem Baluty (89´, CZ, 2008)
Cesta k cestě (56´, CZ, 2009)
Šil jsem u Kubiše (57', CZ, 2010)
Heydrich - konečné řešení (44x26', CZ, 2011)
Raport o Velké válce (40', CZ, 2013)
Eugéniové/Eugenic Minds (80', CZ/Slovakia, 2013)

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Eugenic Minds

Eugéniové (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic, Slovakia / 75 min

The history of one idea with monstrous consequences, presented in the style of old newsreels and interspersed with quotes from Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana. Archival footage is combined with animation as a kindly narrator takes us on a journey from the idea of cultivating a “better human race” all the way to the gas chambers.

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May They Rest in Peace1

May They Rest in Peace

Mír jejich duši (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 120 min

director Pavel Štingl / Czech Republic 2004 / 120´/ Special Events /

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