Jan Gogola, ml. (Czech Republic)

Jan Gogola was born in 1971. He is a director, script editor and lecturer at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Gogola studied journalism at Charles University and documentary film at FAMU. Formerly commissioning editor for Czech TV he has recently resumed filmmaking career as a director. As a script editor Gogola has been involved in the making of numerous documentaries, e.g., Czech Dream (dir. Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák); 66 Seasons (dir. Peter Kerekes); Cooking History (dir. Peter Kerekes); Lost Holiday (dir. Lucie Králová); Private Century (dir. Jan Šikl), and others. His film The Diary of Grandmother Němcová was awarded the first prize at FAMU film festival, Prague in 2000. His latest film I Love My Boring Life was awarded as the Best Czech Documentary at Jihlava IDFF. Further on, Jan Gogola Jr. is author of a number of reviews, articles and essays, he published his text The Death of Documentary Film (Borders in Film, NFA 1999).

Filmography

  • Vila Inocent
    1996
  • Nonstop
    1999
  • Deník babičky Němcové
    1999
  • Slečna Braník
    2000
  • Panelák je kamarád
    2000
  • Ave Braník
    2000
  • Panenka proti zbytku světa
    2001
  • Národ sobě aneb České moře v 18 přílivech
    2003
  • Přes hranice / Über die Grenze
    2004
  • Mám ráda nudný život
    2009
  • Breathless: Nadvláda okamžiku / Breathless: Dominance of the Moment
    2009
  • Rock života/A Catapult of Fate
    2011
  • Král nic nedělá
    2012
  • Kateřina Šedá: Jak se dělá mýtus
    2013
  • František of his own kind
    2014
  • Excursion
    2015
  • Ukrajinská čítanka: Ukrajina, davaj, Ukrajina
    2015
  • Česká fotka
    2015

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