Karel Reisz, This Filming Life

documentary

Typology

documentary

Lenght

long

Czech title

Karel Reisz, Ten filmový život

Runtime

74 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production year

2011

Premiere

04.09.2012

Director

Petra Všelichová

Synopsis

A documentary film about Karel Reisz is a dramatic life story of a man, a native of Ostrava, who was a major producer and director, founder of free cinema and co-author of English New Wave. Reisz later set up in Hollywood and became a major figure in world cinema. As a Winton child he was rescued from death in a concentration camp. When he was thirteen he went to England, where he joined the RAF. After the war he became a teacher, director of British Film Institute and a successful producer and director. The film captures his interesting personal and professional life. There are also his family members, colleagues from British cinematography, co-workers and actors of his famous movies, whom Reisz helped to start their careers. Excerpts from Reisz´s works illustrate his artistic attitudes and assumptions and let us take a look into the interior of his characters and stories. In the movie a lot of archive material from family archives, archives of British Film Institute, National Film Archive in Prague and Archive of Private Film history is used.

Performed by

Lorenza Mazzetti /ž/

režisérka, spoluzakladatelka free cinema

Walter Lassally

kameraman

John Bloom

střihač

Colin Gardner

filmový historik, spisovatel

Gavin Millar

režisér, spoluautor knihy

Derek Banham

režisér, producent

Carl Davis

hudební skladatel

Stephen Frears

filmový režisér

Věroslav Hába

filmový historik

Music

Music Composed by

Jakub Krajíček

Production info

Original Title

Karel Reisz, Ten filmový život

English Title

Karel Reisz, This Filming Life

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production Year

2011

Premiere

04.09.2012

Age limit

suitable for all ages

Production

Jarmila Hoznauerová, Česká televize (koprodukce), Televizní studio Ostrava (Česká televize), První veřejnoprávní s.r.o. (koprodukce), Cinemart, a.s. (koprodukce)

Distribution

Cinemart, a.s. (monopol do 31.12.2017)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

74 min

Subtitles

English, Czech