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Ivan Passer (1933–2020)


Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he also worked on the scripts of the first four ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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(1965)
(1964)
Haunted Summer Director
(1988)
(1976)

Filmography

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 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
 1991 Fourth Story (TV Movie)
 1985 Creator
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nightingale (1983)
 1981 Cutter's Way
 1977 Silver Bears
 1971 Born to Win
 1964 A Boring Afternoon (Short)
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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

I. Passer

Spouse:

Anne Frances Head  (his death)
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Personal Quote:

[on his debut feature Intimate Lighting (1965)] I met a guy who saw "Intimate Lighting" sixty times. When I make a film I like to have an emotional target, I like to imagine what state of mind the audience should leave the theatre with, and in this movie I was hoping they would like to come back because they liked the characters. We visit our relatives, our friends, we know what they are going to... See more »

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Worked as a screenwriter on some of the early films of Milos Forman. See more »

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