Karel Kachyňa (Czech Republic)

Karel Kachyňa (1924–2004) became a central figure of Czech film at the end of the 1950s, a position he held for forty years. With more than fifty features to his name he was one of the industry’s most prolific filmmakers, whose work wended its way through the dogmatism of socialist realism, later reflecting an affinity with the New Wave, and ultimately finding expression in socially-conscious and small-scale dramas. His most compelling movies, in particular, those highly critical of communist ideology, were made in collaboration with screenwriter Jan Procházka (Long Live the Republic, Coach to Vienna, The Nun’s Night, The Ear). Kachyňa was a born storyteller and a master of psychological realism who had an appreciation for high-calibre literary models; he knew how to create convincing characters and always found the ideal cast to play them (Love between the Raindrops, The Doctor’s Coming, Forbidden Dreams, The Cow).

Filmography

  • Není stále zamračeno
    1949
  • Za život radostný
    1950
  • Dnes večer všechno skončí
    1954
  • Ztracená stopa
    1955
  • Tenkrát o vánocích
    1958
  • Král Šumavy
    1959
  • Práče
    1960
  • Trápení
    1961
  • Pouta
    1961
  • Závrať
    1962
  • Vysoká zeď
    1963
  • Naděje
    1963
  • Ať žije republika (Já a Julina a konec veliké války)
    1965
  • Kočár do Vídně
    1966
  • Noc nevěsty
    1967
  • Vánoce s Alžbětou
    1968
  • Směšný pán
    1969
  • Ucho
    1970
  • Už zase skáču přes kaluže
    1970
  • Tajemství velikého vypravěče
    1971
  • Vlak do stanice Nebe
    1972
  • Láska
    1973
  • Horká zima
    1973
  • Robinsonka
    1974
  • Pavlínka
    1974
  • Škaredá dědina
    1975
  • Malá mořská víla
    1976
  • Smrt mouchy
    1976
  • Čekání na déšť
    1978
  • Lásky mezi kapkami deště
    1979
  • Zlatí úhoři
    1979
  • Cukrová bouda
    1980
  • Pozor, vizita!
    1981
  • Sestřičky
    1983
  • Fandy ó Fandy
    1983
  • Smrt krásných srnců
    1986
  • Dobré světlo
    1986
  • Kam, pánové, kam jdete?
    1987
  • Oznamuje se láskám vašim
    1988
  • Blázni a děvčátka
    1989
  • Poslední motýl
    1990
  • Městem chodí Mikuláš
    1992
  • Kráva
    1993
  • Fany
    1995
  • Hanele
    1999

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