Karel Kachyňa

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Karel Kachyňa
Karel Kachyňa 1990.jpg
Karel Kachyňa during a visit of the Malmö Film Festival, 1990
Born (1924-05-01)1 May 1924
Vyškov, Czechoslovakia
Died 12 March 2004(2004-03-12) (aged 79)
Prague, Czech Republic
Occupation Film director
Years active 1950–2004

Karel Kachyňa (1 May 1924 – 12 March 2004) was a Czech film director. His career spanned over five decades. Kachyňa was part of the Czech wave of liberal filmmakers in the 1960s which included Miloš Forman and Jiří Menzel. He was married to Alena Mihulová. They had one daughter, Karolína, together. He was born in Vyškov, Czechoslovakia and died in Prague, Czech Republic.

His 1961 film Pouta was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[1] His 1986 film Forbidden Dreams was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]



  1. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "15th Moscow International Film Festival (1987)". MIFF. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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