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Vera Chytilová (1929–2014)


Vera Chytilová was born on February 2, 1929, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). She studied philosophy and architecture in Brno for two years, then worked as a technical draftsman, a designer, a fashion model, a photo re-toucher, then worked as a clapper girl for Barrandov Film Studios in Prague. There she continued as a writer, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Prague, Czech Republic

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8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Daisies
Daisies Director
(1966)
Fruit of Paradise
(1970)
Traps
Traps Director
(1998)

Filmography

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 2005 Pátrání po Ester (Documentary)
 2000 Flights and Falls (Video documentary)
 1998 Traps
 1987 Vlci bouda
 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Prague (1983)
 1982 Chytilova Versus Forman (Documentary)
 1982 Calamity
 1978 Cas je neúprosný (Documentary short)
 1971 Kamaradi
 1966 Daisies
 1966 Pearls of the Deep (segment "Automat Svet")
 1962 A Bag of Fleas (Documentary short)
 1962 Strop (Short)
 1961 Zurnal FAMU - První obcasník (Short) (segment "Ríkánky")
 1960 Kocicina - Pan Ká (Short)
 1960 Zelená ulice (Documentary short)
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Personal Quote:

You don't really begin working creatively until you are at a point where you don't know.

Trivia:

Although she was often seen as a feminist filmmaker (especially by non-Czech journalists), she repeatedly said in interviews that she does not feel like a feminist and that seeking messages of feminism in her films is the shallowest possible way how to interpret their meaning. See more »

Trademark:

Misandry.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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