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Jaromil Jires (1935–2001)

Jaromil Jires was born on December 10, 1935 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and writer, known for Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), The Joke (1969) and And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972). He died on October 26, 2001 in Prague, Czech Republic. See full bio »

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Known For

The Joke
The Joke Director
(1969)
Pearls of the Deep
(1966)

Filmography

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 1999 Double Role
 1994 Helimadoe
 1992 And If There Are Angels Here (TV Movie)
 1992 Hudba a bolest (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Hudba a víra (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Rekviem za ty, kteri prezili (Documentary)
 1991 Labyrinth
 1991 F. Murray Abraham (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Antonín Dvorák (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Nadeje má hluboké dno (TV Movie)
 1987 Po zarostlem chodnícku (Documentary)
 1987 O Háderunovi a víle Elóre (TV Movie)
 1987 Sidney Lumet: I Love New York (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Milos Forman - Das Kuckucksei (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Katapult
 1982 Kouzelná Praha Rudolfa II (TV Movie)
 1980 Bohuslav Martinu (TV Movie)
 1980 Úteky domu
 1976 Island of the Silver Herons (TV Movie)
 1974 Il divino Boemo (Short)
 1974 The Safe Cracker (Short)
 1973 Leos Janácek (TV Movie)
 1969 Court of Justice (Short documentary)
 1969 Grandpa (Documentary short)
 1969 The Joke
 1968 Don Juan 68 (Short)
 1967 The King Game (Short)
 1966 Citizen Karel Havlicek (Short)
 1966 Pearls of the Deep (segment "Romance")
 1965 The Log Cabin (Short)
 1964 The Cry
 1962 Don Spagát (Short)
 1960 Footprints (Short)
 1960 The Hall of Lost Steps (Short)
 1959 Uncle (Short)
 1958 Fever (Documentary short)
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Director identified with the Czech New Wave in the 1960's, noted for often selecting controversial subject matter and employing non-professional actors. He studied film administration prior to gaining degrees in photography and film direction from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Also active in television.

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