FOTOGRAF / PHOTOGRAPHER

2015, Colour, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Focus on World Cinema

 

Production Team

Director : Irena Pavlaskova

Screenwriter : Irena Pavlásková, Jan Saudek

Cinematographer : David Ployha

Editor : Alois Fišárek

Cast : Karel Roden, Máša Málková, Vilma Cibulková, Zuzana Vejvodová, Václav Neužil, Marika Procházková, Patrik D?rgel

Music : Ji?í Chlumecký

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Kav? í hory, 140 70 Prague 4 (République tchèque), jitka.prochazkova@ceskatelevize.cz.


 

Synopsis

A bitter comedy, a fantastical love poem and a tense drama. A story freely inspired by the life of the celebrated Czech photographer, Jan Saudek, a man blessed with exceptional artistic talents and great passion. These attributes brought him fame as well as rejection, love as well as betrayal, moments of adulation as well as periods of loneliness. The focus of Jan’s life was always women. Those who paraded and posed for his camera (a very wide variety!), or those who gathered around him in his private life; daughters, wives, lovers, sexual friends, intellectual admirers. Some selflessly loyal and loving, others cheated on and jilted... no one unmoved.

 

Director

Czech filmmaker Irena Pavlaskova (b. 1960, Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia) graduated from FAMU, the celebrated Prague film school. Selected filmography: Time of the Servants (1989, best first film at the Montreal World Film Festival), CORPUS DELICTI (1991) Not arranged meeting (1995), Time of debts (1998), THE BITCH’S DIARY (2007), An Earthly Paradise for the Eyes (2009).


 

Projections

Tuesday September 1, 2022 - 08:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14
Wednesday September 2, 2022 - 11:30 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14


 

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