Jan Němec
(Czech Republic)

Jan Němec (1936–2016, Prague), Czech director, producer and teacher at FAMU. One of the leading figures of the Czechoslovak New Wave, he gave his debut with Diamonds of the Night (1964); in the same decade he created another of his masterpieces, The Party and the Guests (1966), which had the British magazine Films and Filming hailing him as one of the year’s top five directors. He was definitively banned from making films after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, which became the subject of his internationally acclaimed documentary Oratorio for Prague (1968). From 1974 to 1989 he lived and worked in exile and, after his return home, he shot the majority of his films via his own company, Jan Němec – Film, established together with Iva Ruszeláková, whom he later married. KVIFF

Films
Filmography
Vlk z Královských Vinohrad
2016
Holka Ferrari Dino
2009
Toyen
2005
Krajina mého srdce
2004
Noční hovory s matkou
2001
Jmeno kodu: Rubin
1997
A Report on the Party and the Guests
1996
In the Light of the King's Love
1991
Strahovská demonstrace
1990
The Poet Remembers
1989
True Stories: Peace in Our Time?
1988
The Czech Connection
1975
Die Verwandlung
1975
Das Rückendekolleté
1975
Necklace of Melancholy
1968
Return
1968
Time of Sun and Roses
1968
Oratorio for Prague
1968
Mother and Son
1967
Martyrs of Love
1967
Pearls of the Deep
1965
Diamonds of the Night
1964
The Memory of Our Day
1963
A Piece of Bread
1960

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