Miroslav Janek (Czech Republic)

Miroslav Janek (born 1954) made photographs from the age of ten; from the age of fifteen, he made short films, a great number of which were awarded at numerous festivals of amateur film. From 1973 to 1976, he failed to be submitted to the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) three times. In 1979, he emigrated to Germany and went on to live in Minneapolis, USA; there he worked as film editor and cameraman, making a whole range of creative films. In 1978, the legend of Czech interwar avant-garde Alexander Hammid (formerly Hackenschmied) introduced him to director Godfrey Reggio with whom he cooperated as editor on the films of the famous Quatsi trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi) and further on the short film Anima Mundi and the multimedia project FABRICA based in Treviso, Italy. He returned to the Czech Republic in 1995. He worked for the Czech Television making sixty-minute documentary films winning multiple awards at international festivals (Kha-Chee-Pae, The Unseen, Purple Sails and others). From 1998, he works as a lecturer at FAMU on permanent basis. In 2007, he finished the film Citizen Havel using the material made by director Pavel Koutecký who had suffered a tragic death. His wife Tonička Janková is a film editor as well.

Filmography

  • Bratrovražda
    1977
  • Heroes
    1983
  • Little City in Space
    1984
  • Visitor
    1984
  • Now I Lay Me...
    1987
  • Sedum deset Nečtiny
    1994
  • O Králíkovi a hostech
    1995
  • The Unseen
    1996
  • Poslední Slovan
    1997
  • Kdo je... Jiří Králík
    1997
  • Barokní opera
    1997
  • Hamsa, já jsem
    1998
  • Previanti, výjevy ze života vesnických muzikantů
    1999
  • Člověk a jeho pán
    2000
  • Bitva o život / Battle for Life
    2001
  • Chaos
    2001
  • Purple Sails
    2001
  • Kha-Chii-Pae
    2005
  • Vierka aneb záhada zmizení rodiny B.
    2005
  • Citizen Havel – together with Pavel Koutecký
    2007
  • Zpověď Kateryny K.
    2008
  • For Semafor
    2010
  • Burning
    2012
  • Olga
    2014
  • The Gospel According to Brabenec
    2014
  • Film Spa
    2015
  • Normal Autistic Film
    2016
  • Universum Brdečka
    2017

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