JAN NĚMEC FILMOGRAPHY

1960
A Loaf of Bread (Sousto - short)
 
1963
A Memory from the Present (Paměť našeho dne - short doc)
 
1964
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)
 
1965
Pearls of the Deep (Perličky na dně - segment Podvodníci/Impostors)
 
1966
The Party and the Guests (O slavnosti a hostech)
 
1967
Martyrs of Love (Mučedníci lásky)
Mother and Son (Mutter und Sohn - short)
 
1968
Necklace of Melancholy (Náhrdelník melancholie - short, TV)
The Strahov Demonstration (Strahovské události - short doc)
Time of Sun and Roses (Čas slunce a růží - short, TV)
Oratorio for Prague (short doc)
 
1969
The Waters Will Wash the Love Away (Proudy lásku odnesou - short, TV)
 
1972
Between Minute 4 and 5 (Mezi čtvrtou a pátou minutou - short doc)
 
1975
The Czech Connection (Czech Connection - Gedanken über meinen eigenen Tod - TV)
Das Rückendekolleté (Cannes premiere version)
Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung - TV)
 
1988
True Stories: Peace in Our Time? (TV doc, co-dir),
 
1989
The Poet Remembers: Czeslaw Milosz (TV doc)
 
1991
Flames of Royal Love (V žáru královské lásky)
Ester Krumbachová Through the Eyes of Jan Němec - series GEN (Ester Krumbachová pohledem Jana Němce - seriál GEN - short, TV)
 
1993
Report on a Trial (Zpráva o jednom procesu - short doc, TV)
Arnošt Lustig Through the Eyes of Jan Němec - series GEN (Arnošt Lustig pohledem Jana Němce - seriál GEN - short, TV)
Americans in Prague (Američané v Praze - short doc, TV)
Fracticide (short)
It Happened One Autumn (Stalo se na podzim - short, TV)
 
1994
Jan Hammer Through the Eyes of Jan Němec - series GEN (Jan Hammer pohledem Jana Němce - seriál GEN - short, TV)
 
1996
Code Name: Ruby (Jméno kódu: Rubín)
The Life of Singer Marta Kubišová Through the Eyes of Jan Němec - series GENUS (Život zpěvačky Marty Kubišové očima Jana Němce - seriál GENUS - short, TV)
 
2000
Poet František Listopad (Básník František Listopad - doc)
 
2001
Late Night Talks with Mother (Noční hovory s matkou)
 
2002
Jan Klusák Through the Eyes of Jan Němec - series GEN (Jan Klusák pohledem Jana Němce - seriál GEN - short, TV)
 
2004
Landscape of My Heart (Krajina mého srdce)
Zapruder 04 (short)
 
2005
Toyen
 
2007
Heart Above the Castle (Srdce nad Hradem - TV doc)
 
2009
The Ferrari Dino Girl (Holka Ferrari Dino)
 
2010
Heart Beat 3D
 
2011
24 (TV doc, segment 21:00 h)
 
2013
My Trial with Masaryk - series Customs House (Můj proces s TGM - seriál Celnice - short doc, TV)
 
2016
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (Vlk z královských Vinohrad
A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND GUESTS
TOYEN
DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT
DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT (Démanty noci, 1964) Němec’s first feature length film follows the escape of two young concentration camp prisoners through the woods of Sudetenland and the ensuing pursuit of them.   A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND GUESTS A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND GUESTS (O slavnosti a hostech, 1966) An examination of the mechanics of power and the ways people collaborate in the reality that oppresses them, the film follows a group of middle-aged bourgeois friends as they picnic in the woods on their way to a celebration. PEARLS OF THE DEEP PEARLS OF THE DEEP (Perličky na dně, 1966) A manifesto of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this anthology of five short films by five rising directors is based on a book by the celebrated writer Bohumil Hrabal.  MARTYRS OF LOVE MARTYRS OF LOVE (Mučedníci lásky, 196­7) The most perfect embodiment of Němec’s vision of a film world independent of reality. Mounting a defense of timid, inhibited, clumsy, and unsuccessful individuals, the three protagonists are a complete antithesis of the industrious heroes of socialist aesthetics. ORATORIO FOR PRAGUE ORATORIO FOR PRAGUE (1968) With film stock and camera at his disposal, director Němec was ready to document the invasion by Soviet tanks in August 1968, which crushed the democratization process of the so called Prague Spring. METAMORPHOSIS METAMORPHOSIS (Die Verwandlung, 1975) Taking a typically personal approach, Němec depicts Samsa’s world through a subjective camera, emphasizing his inner world and his observation of shocked family and his surroundings. LATE NIGHT TALKS WITH MOTHER LATE NIGHT TALKS WITH MOTHER (Noční hovory s matkou, 2001) Experimenting with digital video formats, this counterpart to Kafka’s Letter to Father finds the director probing his own psyche in the form of a confessional dialogue with his long deceased mother. TOYEN TOYEN (2005) In one of the most enigmatic films of his career, Němec uses an abstract structure to create this portrait of revered Surrealist painter Toyen. The film, true to the subject’s own style, is an idiosyncratic vision that revisits the most oppressive period of her life. THE FERRARI DINO GIRL THE FERRARI DINO GIRL (Holka Ferrari Dino, 2009) While shooting a documentary about the exciting and hopeful period known as the Prague Spring, Němec and his crew found themselves watching and filming in horror as the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in August 1968. GOLDEN SIXTIES: JAN NĚMEC GOLDEN SIXTIES: JAN NĚMEC (Zlatá šedesátá, 2011, dir. Martin Šulík) An illuminating portrait of Jan Němec from a 27-part TV series about masters of the Czechoslovak New Wave. A LOAF OF BREAD A LOAF OF BREAD (Sousto, 1960) Němec’s graduation film follows the story of starving prisoners plotting to steal a piece of bread from a parked train in preparation for their escape. MOTHER AND SON MOTHER AND SON (Moeder en zoon, 1967) An absurdist tale about a doting mother of a brutal torturer.


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