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Dušan Hanák is a Director and Writer Slovaque born on 27 april 1938 at Bratislava (Slovaquie)

Dušan Hanák

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Nationality Slovaquie
Birth 27 april 1938 (82 years) at Bratislava (Slovaquie)

Dušan Hanák (April 27, 1938 in Bratislava) is a Slovak film director.

Hanák graduated from the FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague in 1965. He began with a series of shorts at the Koliba film studios in Bratislava. Several of them received awards, and so did his first feature film 322 (the code for cancer in medical records of diseases, 1969).

Hanák followed it with the still admired feature-length documentary Pictures of the Old World (Obrazy starého sveta, 1972), partly a meditation on what lies hidden beneath the concept of "an authentic life", a theme already addressed in 322. Although Hanák was treated with suspicion by the more repressive communist authorities that took over after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, he found an early refuge in a topic sufficiently removed from big politics to survive on the margins of official production and yet, executed with a finesse that gave it a wide international appeal. In the most extraordinary section, an old man talks with great fascination and lucidity about space travel, recalling how two astronauts walked on the moon and collected rocks while a third circled in their spaceship. Tacked to the wall of his crumbling shack is a small photograph of men walking on the moon. It is a beautiful, elegiac work whose images could apply to Appalachia or any other poor region.
Good reviews or not, Pictures of the Old World was ordered shelved after the briefest of theatrical runs. Nevertheless, despite the authorities' surly take on Hanák's films, his next venture, Rosy Dreams, turned out to be another original work. His film I Love, You Love won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.

Biography

Il fait ses études à la FAMU de Prague et devient le chef de file de la nouvelle vague slovaque avec, en 1969, la sortie de ses deux premiers longs-métrages, 322 et Images du vieux mondes.

Sujet à des difficultés avec la censure, son film J'aime, tu aimes (1980) est primé à Berlin huit ans après sa sortie. Si La Joie silencieuse, en 1985, et Vies privées en 1990 ont un important succès dans les festivals internationaux, ils restent confidentiels en Slovaquie. Hanák renoue avec le succès avec une série dramatique pour la télévision, Doktor Jorge et fait l'événement en 1996 avec son projet unique à la frontière du documentaire historique et de la fiction Têtes de papier, qui raconte les quatre décennies d'après-guerre en Tchécoslovaquie par des témoignages et des archives et qui, pour la première fois depuis la chute du communisme s'avère un regard véridique sur le passé totalitaire de la Slovaquie.

En 2006, il reçoit des prix au festival cinématographique de Bergame pour l'ensemble de sa carrière ainsi que le prix de la caméra d'or au festival Art Film Trenčianske Teplice. En 2007, il est récompensé du globe de cristal au festival de Karlovy Vary.

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Filmography of Dušan Hanák (3 films)

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Director

Paper Heads, 1h36
Directed by Dušan Hanák
Origin Slovaquie
Genres Documentary
Rating74% 3.716913.716913.716913.716913.71691
Dans le film de 96 min, on traverse les moments pénibles de l'histoire tchécoslovaque, de l'après-guerre - les décrets Beneš, la prise du pouvoir par les communistes lors du coup de Prague, la stalinisation indiquée par les procès de Milada Horáková et Rudolf Slánský, le Printemps de Prague et l'occupation par les armées du Pacte de Varsovie.
Rose Tinted Dreams, 1h20
Directed by Dušan Hanák
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Actors Iva Bittová, Juraj Nvota, Josef Hlinomaz, Ľudovít Kroner, Marián Labuda
Rating71% 3.5662653.5662653.5662653.5662653.566265
Jakub (Juraj Nvota), a dreamy mail carrier in a sleepy village, spends his days playing pranks on everyone, resenting his father (Anton Trón) with his mother's (Hana Slivková) tacit support, and admiring Jolana (Iva Bittová) from the neighboring Romani hamlet — until Jolana responds. Faced with mistrust from both Jakub's and Jolana's families and venom from segments of their communities, Jakub pulls one more, grave prank that, he imagines, will help support the two teenagers as they take the train to the nearby city in order to live together.

Scriptwriter

Paper Heads, 1h36
Directed by Dušan Hanák
Origin Slovaquie
Genres Documentary
Roles Writer
Rating74% 3.716913.716913.716913.716913.71691
Dans le film de 96 min, on traverse les moments pénibles de l'histoire tchécoslovaque, de l'après-guerre - les décrets Beneš, la prise du pouvoir par les communistes lors du coup de Prague, la stalinisation indiquée par les procès de Milada Horáková et Rudolf Slánský, le Printemps de Prague et l'occupation par les armées du Pacte de Varsovie.
Rose Tinted Dreams, 1h20
Directed by Dušan Hanák
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Actors Iva Bittová, Juraj Nvota, Josef Hlinomaz, Ľudovít Kroner, Marián Labuda
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5662653.5662653.5662653.5662653.566265
Jakub (Juraj Nvota), a dreamy mail carrier in a sleepy village, spends his days playing pranks on everyone, resenting his father (Anton Trón) with his mother's (Hana Slivková) tacit support, and admiring Jolana (Iva Bittová) from the neighboring Romani hamlet — until Jolana responds. Faced with mistrust from both Jakub's and Jolana's families and venom from segments of their communities, Jakub pulls one more, grave prank that, he imagines, will help support the two teenagers as they take the train to the nearby city in order to live together.