Elmar Klos (26 January 1910 – 19 July 1993)[1] was a Czech film director who collaborated for 17 years with his Slovak colleague Ján Kadár and with him won the 1965 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for the film The Shop on Main Street.[2]

Elmar Klos
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Elmar Klos (1966)
Born(1910-01-26)26 January 1910
Died19 July 1993(1993-07-19) (aged 83)
Resting placeVyšehrad Cemetery

They directed the 1963 film Death Is Called Engelchen, which entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival and won a Golden Prize.[3]


Year Title Director Writer Notes
1953 Kidnapped Yes Yes
1955 Music from Mars Yes Yes
1957 At the Terminus Yes Yes
1958 Three Wishes Yes Yes
1963 Death Is Called Engelchen Yes Yes Won a Golden Prize at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival
1964 Accused Yes Yes Won a Crystal Globe at 1964 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
1965 The Shop on Main Street Yes Yes Won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1971 Adrift Yes Yes
1989 Bizon Yes No


  1. ^ "Elmar Klos - filmportal.de". filmportal.de (in German). Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  2. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  3. ^ "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-01.