Jan Čuřík

Jan Čuřík (1 November 1924 – 4 December 1996) was a Czech cinematographer whose work was featured in many Czechoslovak films.

Jan Čuřík
Born(1924-11-01)1 November 1924
Died4 December 1996(1996-12-04) (aged 72)
Years active1951-1989


Jan Čuřík was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.[1] He began working as a camera assistant in Krátký film Praha. Later he filmed short films and documentaries for the Army.[1] In 1958, he served as cameraman for Zbyněk Brynych's Suburban Romance, which was Czechoslovakia's entry in the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

He often worked with director Jaromil Jireš, and was the cinematographer for many of his most popular films, including The Joke, and Valerie and her Week of Wonders. He also frequently worked with Zbyněk Brynych and Karel Kachyňa. In 1961, he worked on The Gleiwitz Case in East Germany.[3] In 1966, he co-directed Searching with Antonín Máša.

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  1. ^ a b "Biography (in Czech)".
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Suburban Romance". festival-cannes.com.
  3. ^ "East German Cinema Blog - The Gleiwitz Case". 2011-09-09.

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