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Also Known As: Vojta Jasny Died:
Born: November 30, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: director, screenwriter, instructor

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Central figure of the Czech New Wave. Jasny entered the acclaimed Prague film school (FAMU) in its inaugural year, worked in documentaries with early collaborator Karel Kachyna, and began turning out fiction features in the mid-1950s.

Central figure of the Czech New Wave. Jasny entered the acclaimed Prague film school (FAMU) in its inaugural year, worked in documentaries with early collaborator Karel Kachyna, and began turning out fiction features in the mid-1950s.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Which Side Eden (1999) Director
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  Gladys (1999) Director
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  Why Havel? (1991) Director
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  Ernst Fuchs (1976) Director
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  Fluchtversuch (1976) Director
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  Ansichten Eines Clowns (1975) Director
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  Cassandra Cat, The (1963) Director
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  Milos Forman: Portrait (1989) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Freezing Sunlight (1996) Himself
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Made first (amateur) films aged 14
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Retained in labor camp during WWII
1950:
Feature film co-directing debut with Karel Kachyna, "It's Not Always Cloudy" (graduation project)
1950:
Worked as documentary cameraman and director (often in collaboration with Kachyna); assigned to China with Kachyna to make documentaries (1952)
1954:
Ended creative partnership with Kachyna after co-directing fiction feature "Everthing Ends Tonight"
1957:
Solo feature directing debut, "September Nights"
1969:
Made final film in Czechoslovakia, "Czech Rhapsody" (22 mins)
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Film instructor at Vienna Film Academy
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Film instructor at Universtiy of Salzburg
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Film instructor at Munich Film Academy
1984:
Began teaching film at Columbia University
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Education

Charles University: -
Charles University: -
FAMU: - 1946 - 1950

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