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Vera Chytilová

Highest Rated:   75% Daisies (2012)
Lowest Rated:   75% Daisies (2012)
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Birthplace:   Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Vera Chytilova was Czechoslovakia's first blatantly feminist filmmaker. She was originally aligned with that country's 'New Wave' of filmmakers and was noted for being among the most innovative and radical of them. Before breaking into directing by studying at the Prague Film School, Chytilova studied philosophy and architecture. She also performed assorted jobs including draftswoman, model, and script girl. Both her graduation film, Strop (1961), and her feature debut Pytel blech (1962) were initially banned by authorities for criticizing the role of women in Czech society. Both films were eventually combined and released as U stropu je pytel blech. In these and subsequent films, like her best known film, 1966's Sedmikrásky (Daisies), Chytilova used techniques of cinema verite (often using non-professional actors) to make her stories more realistic. Her post-New Wave films are presented from the feminist view and encourage audience participation to create meaning and truth. To this end, most of her film conclusions are inconclusive. Her feminist films continued to get her in trouble with authorities, and between 1969 and 1975, she was forbidden to work. Finally, in 1975, she wrote a letter to the Czech president explaining her films and the problems she faced in making them, and she was again allowed to make films. She continued to work steadily through 2006, when she released her last film Hezké chvilky bez záruky (Pleasant Memories). She died in 2014 at age 85.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Pasti, pasti, pasticky (Traps)
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Pytel blech (A Bag of Fleas)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet The Apple Game (Hra o jablko)
  • Director
2013
75% Daisies
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet O Necem Jinem
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Pleasant Moments (Hezké chvilky bez záruky)
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag (The Inheritance)
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet The Jester And The Queen
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliste (Prefab Story) (Story from a Housing Estate)
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Ovoce stromu rajskych jime (Fruit of Paradise)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Pearls of the Deep
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1966
No Score Yet Ceiling
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1962

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