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Jan Curik

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Years active  1954 - 1989
Name  Jan Curik
Role  Cinematographer

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Born  1 November 1924 (1924-11-01) Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation  Cinematographer Director
Died  December 4, 1996, Prague, Czech Republic
Movies  Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, The Joke, Transport from Paradise, Something Different, My Love to the Swallows
Similar People  Jaromil Jires, Antonin Masa, Ester Krumbachova, Zbynek Brynych, Evald Schorm

Jan Curík (November 1, 1924 - December 4, 1996) was a Czech cinematographer whose work was featured in many Czechoslovakian and other eastern European films.



Jan Curik was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, November 1, 1924. He began working as a cameraman while in the military, filming short films and documentaries. In 1958, he served as cameraman for Zbynek Brynych's Suburban Romance, which was Czechoslovakia's entry in the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. He often worked with the Czech director Jaromil Jireš, and was the cinematographer for many of his most popular films, including The Joke, and Valerie and her Week of Wonders. In 1961, he went to the DEFA studios in East Germany to work with the East German director Gerhard Klein on The Gleiwitz Case. In 1966, he co-directed Searching with Antonín Máša. Curik's career ended after the Velvet Revolution. He died in Prague, Czech Republic, December 4, 1996.

Selected filmography

  • 1946: Remembrance (documentary short)
  • 1955: The Tank Brigade
  • 1958: Suburban Romance
  • 1960: The White Dove
  • 1961: The Gleiwitz Case
  • 1966: Searching
  • 1969: The Joke
  • 1970: Valerie and her Week of Wonders
  • 1973: Lovers in the Year One
  • 1975: The Day That Shook the World
  • References

    Jan Curik Wikipedia