Jana Ševčíková
(Czech Republic)

With films that reflect on life in contemporary Eastern Europe, Czech filmmaker Jana Ševcíková has distinguished herself as a practitioner of poetic documentary. A graduate of the Prague Film Academy, her thesis film, Piemule (1984), offers a frank examination of Czech émigrés in Romania during the final years of Ceausecu‘s totaltitarian regime. She has produced films independently, such as Jakub (1992), and received state funding from the Czech Ministry of Culture. Her films have been shown at festivals in Berlin, Strasbourg, Karlovy Vary and Cracow. Praised throughout Europe, Ševčíková‘s intimately crafted works challenge the distanced conventions of ethnographic filmmaking.

Films
Filmography
Gyumri
68', CZ, 2008
Svěcení jara/ The Rite of Spring
55', CZ, 2002
Starověrci/ Old Believers
46', CZ, 2001
Piemule/ Piemule
43', CS, 1984
Jakub/ Jakub
40', CZ, 1993
Světské děti
19', CS, 1981
Opři žebřík o nebe / Lean a Ladder against Heaven
100', CZ, 2014

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