Martin Šulík (Slovakia)

Martin Šulík (born in 1962 in Žilina, Slovakia) is the son of actor Anton Šulík. He studied film and television direction at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava (1981-1986) from which he graduated by his film Staccato (1986) awarded at a number of festivals. During his studies, he made several short films based on his own stories and screenplays. Between 1986–1991, he worked as assistant director in the short film studio, occasionally taking up theatre direction as well (Brecht’s Mr. Puntilla and His Man Matti and Witkiewicz’s Mother), acted in films and made documentary films. From the beginning of the 1990s, he made primarily feature-length feature films, characteristic for their poetic, symbolical tone, nostalgic atmosphere, existential dimension and episodic structure. The majority of these were made in cooperation with his permanent creative team (script writers Ondřej Šulaj and Marek Leščák, cameraman Martin Štrba, designer František Lipták and composer Vladimír Godár). Most of his films were awarded at numerous festivals, mainly Záhrada/ The Garden (Czech Lion Awards for the best film, direction and screenplay; Audience Award at the Mannheim IFF, Grand Prix at the Cottbus Film Festival; Special Jury Mention, FIPRESCI AWARD and Ecumenical Jury Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF). His filmmaking and opinion is recorded in the profile anthology Svet v pohyblivých obrazoch Martina Šulíka/ The World in the Moving Pictures of Martin Šulík (Bratislava, SFÚ 2000). Further on, 5 screenplays were published in book form (Bratislava, FSÚ 2003) and in 2001, a soundtrack from his films was issued on CD. Martin Šulík is the head of the Department of Film and Television Direction at VŠMU.

Filmography

  • Tlumočník / The Interpreter
    2018
  • Viliam Gruska – pútnik slovenským časom
    2014
  • Slovensko 2.0
    2014
  • Milan Čorba
    2014
  • Československý filmový zázrak
    2014
  • Cigán / Gypsy
    2011
  • Celuloid country
    2011
  • Zlatá šedesátá
    2009
  • Miloš Forman
    2009
  • Gen.sk
    2008
  • Martin Slivka - „muž, který sázel stromy“
    2007
  • Sluneční stát / The City of the Sun
    2005
  • Vizije Evrope
    2004
  • Klíč k určování trpaslíků aneb poslední cesta Lemuela Gullivera / The Key to Determining Dwarfs
    2002
  • Nenakrútené filmy Juraja J.
    2001
  • Monolog Juraja J.
    2001
  • Krajinka / Landscape
    2000
  • Zabijačka
    1999
  • Praha očima – povídka Obrázky z výletu
    1999
  • Orbis Pictus
    1997
  • Súkromný skanzen
    1996
  • Zahrada / The Garden
    1995
  • Don Quijote z Krivian
    1993
  • Všechno, co mám rád / Everything I Like
    1992
  • Neha / Tenderness
    1991
  • Staccato
    1991
  • Etika a politika
    1990
  • Hurá
    1989
  • Ticho
    1988
  • Skon Paľa Ročku
    1985
  • Dvor
    1984
  • Rozhovor
    1983

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