List of Czech films of the 1960s

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A List of Czechoslovakian films of the 1960s.

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
Romeo, Juliet and Darkness (Romeo, Julia a tma) Jiří Weiss Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná drama
Práče Karel Kachyňa Family Film

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1961
Man in Outer Space (Muž z prvního století) Oldřich Lipský Miloš Kopecký, Radovan Lukavský sci-fi Entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
Fetters Karel Kachyňa Psychological Drama Entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival
1962
Klaun Ferdinand a raketa Sci-fi film
Family film
1963
The Cassandra Cat aka When the Cat Comes (Až přijde kocour) Vojtěch Jasný Jan Werich, Vlastimil Brodský, Jiří Sovák satire Entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
Ikarie XB-1 Jindřich Polák Zdeněk Štěpánek, Radovan Lukavský, Dana Medřická hardcore sci-fi
The Cry (Křik) Jaromil Jireš Josef Abrhám Entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival
Talent Competition / Audition (Konkurs) Miloš Forman Jan Vostrcil, Vladimir Pucholt Documentary
Death is Called Engelchen Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos War film Entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival
1964
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) Jan Němec Ladislav Janský, Antonín Kumbera War drama
Kdyby tisíc klarinetů Ján Roháč, Vladimír Svitáček Jana Brejchová, Waldemar Matuška comedy, musical lyrics/music: Jiří Suchý/Jiří Šlitr
Atentát Jiří Sequens Luděk Munzar, Radoslav Brzobohatý war drama Entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival
Black Peter (Černý Petr) Miloš Forman Ladislav Jakim, Vladimír Pucholt, Jan Vostrčil comedy
The Fifth Horseman is Fear (A pátý jezdec je strach) Zbyněk Brynych Miroslav Machaček War drama highly praised by critics in the USA
Lemonade Joe Oldřich Lipský Karel Fiala, Miloš Kopecký, Květa Fialová, Olga Schoberová western parody Olga Schoberová was the hottest diva of Czech film during the communism (compared to Brigitte Bardot), she is one and only Czech girl who was on the title of Playboy - U.S. edition before 1990
1965
Intimate Lighting (Intimni osvetleni) Ivan Passer Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Miroslav Cvrk comedy, drama
Loves of a Blonde aka A Blonde in Love (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) Miloš Forman Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Pucholt, Josef Šebánek comedy 1966 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nominee, 1966 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film nominee
The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) Ján Kádár, Elmar Klos Ida Kaminská, Jozef Kroner drama Entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Kaminská and Kroner, 1965 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner, Ida Kaminská was 1966 Academy Award for Best Actress nominee
Bílá paní (White Lady) Zdeněk Podskalský Irena Kačírková, Vlastimil Brodský comedy
1966
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (Kdo chce zabít Jessii?) Oldřich Lipský Jiří Sovák, Dana Medřická, Olga Schoberová comics parody there are sequences of comics pictures by Kája Saudek in that film, the comics characters are voiceless even in acting sequences - they speak through the use of typewritten stripes
Daisies (Sedmikrásky) Vera Chytilová Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová comedy After this film Chytilová was forbidden to work in her homeland until 1975
Closely Watched Trains aka Closely Observed Trains (Ostře sledované vlaky) Jiří Menzel Václav Neckář, Josef Somr|War |drama 1967 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner, 1967 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film nominee, 1968 BAFTA Awards for Best Film and Best Soundtrack
The Pipes (Dýmky) Vojtěch Jasný Comedy Entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival
A Report on the Party and the Guests (O slavnosti a hostech) Jan Němec Drama Was due to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival
1967
Pension pro svobodné pány Jiří Krejčík Josef Abrhám, Iva Janžurová, Jiří Hrzán comedy
Romance pro křídlovku (Romance for Bugle) Otakar Vávra Zuzana Cikánová, Jaromír Hanzlík Romantic drama Entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival
Ukradená vzducholoď (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne partII) Karel Zeman fantasy
Údolí včel (Valley of the Bees) František Vláčil Petr Čepek, Jan Kačer Historical drama
Svatba jako řemen Jiří Krejčík Iva Janžurová, Jiří Hrzán, Vladimír Pucholt, Jan Vostrčil comedy
Marketa Lazarová František Vláčil Magda Vašáryová, Josef Kemr Historical drama according the novel by Vladislav Vančura

in 1998 the film was honoured as most significant performance of Czech cinematography ever

The Firemen's Ball (Hoří, má panenko) Miloš Forman Josef Šebánek comedy 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Hotel for Strangers (Hotel pro cizince) Antonín Máša Comedy Entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival
1968
Sky Riders (Nebeští jezdci) Jindřich Polák Jiří Bednář, Jiří Hrzán War drama
Capricious Summer (Rozmarné léto) Jiří Menzel Comedy Was due to compete in the 1968 Cannes Film Festival
Všichni dobří rodáci (All my compatriots) Vojtěch Jasný Vlastimil Brodský, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Vladimír Menšík, drama Entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize and Prize for best director winner
1969
The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol) Juraj Herz Rudolf Hrušínský Horror film Entered into the 1969 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Šíleně smutná princezna Bořivoj Zeman Václav Neckář, Helena Vondráčková musical, fairy-tale
Kladivo na čarodějnice (Witches´ Hammer) Otakar Vávra Elo Romančík, Vladimír Šmeral, Soňa Valentová drama
Utrpení mladého Boháčka František Filip Pavel Landovský, Regina Rázlová comedy
Larks on a String (Skřivánci na niti) Jiří Menzel Václav Neckář, Naďa Urbánková, Rudolf Hrušínský bitter comedy the film was banned by communist censorship before its staging in 1969, so the premiere was in 1990

the Golden Bear winner at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival

End of a Priest (Farářův konec) Evald Schorm Comedy Entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival
Adelheid František Vláčil Petr Čepek, Emma Černá drama
The Joke Jaromil Jireš Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar dark comedy Banned following initial release[1]
The Lanfier Colony Jan Schmidt Adventure film Entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Koresky. "Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave". The Criterion Collection. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.