Jan Němec

Screenwriter, Still Photographer, Pedagogue, Director

Date of birth

12.07.1936

Place of birth

Praha, Československo

Date of death

18.03.2016

Place of death

Praha, Česká republika

Biography

Through Diamonds of the Night and his other 1960s films, Jan Němec (1936–2016) contributed to the international renown of Czechoslovak cinema. In August 1968 he recorded the first hours of the Soviet occupation of Prague and smuggled the images to the West, where he was subsequently forced to emigrate in 1974, after being blacklisted from working in film. On his return home after the Velvet Revolution in 1989, he resumed his work in a free society which, however, required him to find a new style and approach to audiovisual expression. His work in the digital era is again distinguished by its originality and distinctive style, which was also recognised at the Locarno Festival. -mrš-

Filmography

The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street

2016
Director, Screen Story, Based on , Screenplay, Selected Music, Dubbing
Role: hlas režiséra za kamerou

Code Name Holec

2016
Based on

The Magic Voice of a Rebel

2014
Artistic Collaboration
fotografie

Prague, My Love

2012
Pedagogical management

Tambylles

2011
Pedagogical management

Heart Beat 3D

2010
Director, Screen Story, Screenplay, Second Unit Photography, Producer

The Ferrari Dino Girl

2009
Director, Screen Story, Screenplay, Producer, Music Composed by, Dubbing
Role: hlas

The Second Act

2008
Pedagogical management

Toyen

2005
Director, Screenplay, Producer, Commentary
Jan Němec-Film

Restart

2005
Pedagogical management

In Search of Ester

2005
Performers
režisér

Landscape of My Heart

2004
Director, Screen Story, Screenplay, Shooting Script, Director of Photography, Second Unit Photography, Music Composed by, Music Performed by, Commentary by, Commentary
fotokamera
digitální kamera
komentátor

The Ill-fated Child

2003
Pedagogical management

Late Night Talks with Mother

2002
Director, Screenplay, Director of Photography, Producer, Music Composed by, Music Performed by, Singer, Performers

Dust Games

2001
Pedagogical management
tvůrčí pedagogická dílna

Code Name Ruby

1996
Director, Screen Story, Screenplay, Shooting Script, Director of Photography, Second Unit Photography, Producer, Commentary by
dodatečné záběry

The Situation of Wolf

1994
Screenplay
úprava scénáře

Corpus Delicti

1991
Cast
Role: ctitel Heleny

In the Flames of Passion of Royal Love

1990
Director, Screenplay, Shooting Script, Cast

Murdering the Devil

1970
Screenplay, Cast
Role: divák na koncertě

Oratorio for Prague

1968
Director, Commentary by, Performers

Martyrs of Love

1966
Director, Screen Story, Screenplay, Shooting Script

The Party and the Guests

1966
Director, Screenplay, Shooting Script

Imposters

1965
Director, Screenplay, Shooting Script

Diamonds of the Night

1964
Director, Screenplay, Shooting Script

June Days

1961
Second Unit Director

The Day the Trees Will Bloom

1961
Assistant Director

Mouthful

1960
Director, Screenplay

Young Shoots

1960
Assistant Director

In Pursuit

1958
Cast
Role: mladý pohraničník

The Flood

1958
Assistant Director

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 17. mezinárodní festival dokumentárních filmů Ji.hlava 2013

2013
Jihlava / Czech Republic

Vítěz

Event: Ceny TRILOBIT Beroun 2011 Českého filmového a televizního svazu

2012
Beroun / Czech Republic

Vítěz

Event: Zlatá medaile Akademie múzických umění

2011
Praha / Czech Republic
Gold Medal of the Academy of Performing Arts

Vítěz

Festival: 21. mezinárodní filmový festival Alpe Adria Cinema Terst

2010
Terst / Italy
The Ferrari Dino Girl

Vítěz

Festival: Devět bran 2002 – Festival česko-německo-židovské kultury Praha

2002
Praha / Czech Republic
Diamonds of the Night

Vítěz

Festival: 54. mezinárodní filmový festival Locarno

2001
Locarno / Switzerland
Late Night Talks with Mother

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra kultury a informací Československé socialistické republiky v oboru filmové tvorby

1968
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Trilobit 1966

1967
Praha / Czechoslovakia
The Party and the Guests

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Trilobit 1966

1967
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Martyrs of Love

Vítěz

Event: Umělecká soutěž k 20. výročí osvobození Československa

1965
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Diamonds of the Night