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Ján Kadár Poster

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Born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJanos Kadár

Trivia (7)

His parents and sister died at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
Expatriate from Czechoslovakia, came to the USA in 1968.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 488-492. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Studied at the Bratislava Film School. Best known for his long collaboration with Elmar Klos from 1952.
After moving to the United States, he became a professor of film direction at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California.
As a professor at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague, Kadár trained most of the directors who spawned the influential Czechoslovak New Wave in the 1960s.
He co-directed many films with Elmar Klos.

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