Jan Svěrák

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Jan Svěrák

Jan Svěrák (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈsvjɛraːk]) (born 6 February 1965 in Žatec) is a Czech film director. He is the son of screenwriter and actor Zdeněk Svěrák.[1] He studied documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He and his films have received awards including the Academy Award, Crystal Globe, Golden Globe Award, and Tokyo Grand Prix.

He lives in Prague.


Year Czech Title English Title Director Writer Notes
1988 Ropáci Oilgobblers Yes Yes Student Academy Award for Best Student Film
1991 Obecná škola The Elementary School Yes No Nomination for Academy Award[2]
1994 Jízda The Ride Yes Yes Crystal Globe Award at Karlovy Vary Festival
1994 Akumulátor 1 Accumulator 1 Yes Yes
1996 Kolja Kolya Yes No Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film[3]
2001 Tmavomodrý svět Dark Blue World Yes No
2004 Tatínek Daddy Yes No
2007 Vratné lahve Empties Yes No
2010 Kuky se vrací Kooky Yes Yes [4]
2014 Tři bratři Three Brothers Yes No [1]
2017 Po strništi bos Barefoot Yes Yes


  1. ^ a b Willoughby, Ian (3 August 2014). "New children's film by Jan Svěrák set for cinema release". Radio Prague. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ Spáčilová, Tereza (2010-01-29). "Jan Svěrák a jeho plyšák na nás políčili v temném lese. Podívejte se" (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 30 January 2010.

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