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Juraj Herz

Juraj Herz

Slovakia

Biography

Juraj Herz (*1934, Kežmarok) studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to complete his studies in direction and acting at the Department of Puppetry in 1958. Since then he has lived in Czech Republic. He is among the legends of Czechoslovak cinematography. He entered the world of film over half a century ago as a talented and original film-maker who moves with equal confidence and grace across genres, from psychological drama, through comedy and tragic grotesque, to compelling story with mysterious atmosphere. As assistant director he worked on the Oscar-winning film The Shop on the Main Street, in which is also acted. In 1987 he emigrated to Germany where he made films and series for German, Austrian, French and American television companies. His cult films include The Cremator (1968), Sweet Amusements of Past Summer (1969) and Oil Lamps (1971). Is works earned him innumerable domestic and international awards, including festival prices at Karlovy Vary, Monte Carlo and Chicago.


Filmography:
2014 Slovensko 2.0
2010 Habermannův mlýn
2009 T.M.A.
2008 Dívka a kouzelník (TV film)
2005 Miluj bližního svého (TV film)
2004 Černí baroni (TV seriál)
2004 Tajné sny (TV film)
2001 Blboun (divadelní záznam)
2001 Černí andělé (TV seriál)
2001 Experiment (TV film)
2001 Politik a herečka (TV film)
1998 Sperling und das schlafende Mädchen (TV film)
1996 Maigret a hlava muže (TV film)
1996 Maigret klade past (TV film)
1996 Pasáž
1994 Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris Pasternak
1993 Vision 2000
1993 Císařovy nové šaty
1993 Hloupá Augustina
1991 Drahtseilbahn, Die (TV seriál)
1991 Maigret (TV seriál)
1991 Wolfgang A. Mozart
1991 Žabí princ
1988 August '39 (TV seriál)
1988 Liebe ist stärker als der Tod (TV film)
1987 Gagman (TV seriál)
1986 Přezůvky štěstí
1985 Zastihla mě noc
1984 Sladké starosti
1983 Straka v hrsti
1981 Buldoci a třešně
1981 Upír z Feratu
1979 Křehké vztahy
1978 Deváté srdce
1978 Panna a netvor
1976 Den pro mou lásku
1975 Holka na zabití
1974 Holky z porcelánu
1973 Toulavý Engelbert (TV film)
1972 Dotek motýla (TV film)
1972 Morgiana
1972 Pekař Vilém a sličná Naďa (TV film)
1971 Petrolejové lampy
1970 Noční můry (TV film)
1969 Sladké hry minulého léta (TV film)
1968 Kulhavý ďábel
1968 Spalovač mrtvol
1966 Znamení Raka
1965 Sběrné surovosti

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Honorary Citizen

Čestný občan (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 10 min

“I left Slovakia when I was twenty. Ever since then I was coming back essentially as a foreigner. I was a bit frightened, when I received the invitation, as I was wondering what I could come up with for the film. Then I remembered how much fun I had when my native Kežmarok awarded me the Honorary Citizenship and I realised that it could be turned to a satire..."

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Slovakia 2.0

Slovensko 2.0 (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 112 min

What is “Slovakia”? How to explain the notion of “Slovakia” of the past 20 years to an unknown stranger, a visitor from another planet? What is the genetic makeup or the software for “Slovakia”? How to use it? How does it change?

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