Jaroslav Kučera

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Jaroslav Kučera
Jaroslav Kučera

(1929-08-06)6 August 1929
Died14 January 1991(1991-01-14) (aged 61)

Jaroslav Kučera (1929 – 1991)[1] was a Czech cinematographer. He worked on many Czech New Wave movies.


He studied at FAMU in 1948–1952. He frequently worked with directors Vojtěch Jasný, Karel Kachyňa and his wife Věra Chytilová.

He received Technical Grand Prize at Cannes film festival for The Cassandra Cat.

Martin Frič called him "the most extraordinary cameraman this country [Czechoslovakia] has ever had."[2]

He married director Věra Chytilová. Their daughter Tereza Kučerová (born 1964) is an art director. Their son Štěpán Kučera (born 1968) is a cinematographer.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Jaroslav Kučera". csfd.cz.
  2. ^ Liehm, Antonín L. Closely Watched Films (Routledge Revivals): The Czechoslovak Experience. Routledge.

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