Štefan Uher

Štefan Uher (4 July 1930 – 29 March 1993) was a Slovak film director, one of the members of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Štefan Uher
Born(1930-07-04)4 July 1930
Died29 March 1993(1993-03-29) (aged 62)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1955-1989

Life and workEdit

He was born in Prievidza on 4 June 1930. He graduated from the FAMU in Prague in 1955.[1] Among his fellow students were future directors Martin Hollý Jr. and Peter Solan. All three began to work at the Koliba film studios[2] (then called the Feature Film Studio and the Short Film Studio) in Bratislava after graduation.

Uher first worked in the short film division. The first movie he directed was My z deviatej A about the life of a group of 15-year-old students and their school. His second feature was The Sun in a Net. His next two movies The Organ (1964),[3] and Three Daughters (1967) were based on screenplay by Alfonz Bednár.

He worked with a composer Ilja Zeljenka on 8 of his movies.[4]

Uher's last film She Grazed Horses on Concrete (1982) has remained one of Slovakia's most popular domestic productions through the 2000s.[5] The film was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

  • Cesta nad oblaky (1955)
  • Bolo raz priatelstvo (1958)
  • My z deviatej A (1961)
  • The Sun in a Net (1962)
  • Organ (1965)
  • Panna zázračnica (1966) (Miraculous Virgin)
  • Tri dcéry (1967) (Three Daughters)
  • Génius (1970)
  • Keby som mal pusku (1971) (If I Had a Gun)
  • Dolina (1973)
  • Javor a Juliana (1973)
  • Veľká noc a veľky den (1974)
  • Studené podnebie (1974, TV)
  • Keby som mal dievča (1976) (If I Had a Girl)
  • Zlaté časy (1978) (Great Times)
  • Penelopa (1978)
  • Kamarátky (1979)
  • Moje kone vrané (1980, TV mini-series)
  • Kosenie jastrabej luky (1981) (Mowing of Hawk Meadow)
  • She Grazed Horses on Concrete (1982)
  • Šiesta veta (1986)
  • Správca skanzenu (1988)

DocumentariesEdit

  • Učitelka (1955)
  • Stredoeurópský pohár (1955)
  • Ludia pod Vihorlatom (1956)
  • Tú kráčajú tragédie (1957)
  • Niekedy v novembri (1958)
  • Lodníci bez mora (1958)
  • Poznačení tmou (1959)
  • Očami kamery (1959)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FAMU
  2. ^ Koliba
  3. ^ Peter Konečný, "Štefan Uher: The Organ (Organ), 1964."
  4. ^ Votruba, Martin. "The Sun in a Net". Slovak Studies Program. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  5. ^ Votruba, Martin. "She Grazed Horses on Concrete". Slovak Studies Program. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  6. ^ "13th Moscow International Film Festival (1983)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-31.

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