Senin, 07 Maret 2011
Ansichten eines Clowns AKA The Clown (1976) - Vojtech Jasny
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1976 Won Silver Seashell Vojtech Jasny
Heinrich Böll (novel)
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(Born November 30, 1925) Czech director who came to prominence in the sixties. Won a Cannes Special Jury Prize for Az Prijde Kocour/The Cassandra Cat (1963).
An active and influential filmmaker in Czechoslovakia throughout the 1950's and 1960's, he was among many artists and intellectuals who left the country after the USSR-led invasion following the Prague Spring of 1968.
Jasný worked in other European countries for several years including Austria, West Germany and Yugoslavia until relocating to Brooklyn, New York in the early '80's. Jasný taught film directing classes at Columbia University for several years (where his compatriot Miloš Forman was also a professor and former Film Division Co-Chair) and continues to teach at The School of Visual Arts (SVA).
Az Prijde Kocour/The Cassandra Cat, one of Jasny's most popular films, is an allegorical fable about a magical cat that comes to a small Czech town and causes the underlying nature of the townspeople to be revealed in visually stunning, colorful and musical scenes. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Cannes.
Also among Jasný's notable works is Vsichni dobrí rodáci /All My Good Countrymen (1968), a story centering around the lives and fates of several rural Czechs as they struggle to adapt and survive under communist rule; a film later banned in Czechoslovakia after the invasion of 1968.
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