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Life and Film (The Labyrinthine Biographies of Vojtech Jasny) / Zinema eta bizitza (Vojtech Jasnyren biografia labirintikoak)
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LIFE AND FILM (THE LABYRINTHINE BIOGRAPHIES OF VOJTECH JASNY) [VIDA Y CINE (LAS LABERÍNTICAS BIOGRAFÍAS DE VOJTECH JASNY)]
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Arkaitz Basterra - Life and Film (The Labyrinthine Biographies of Vojtech Jasny)
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Life and Film (The Labyrinthine Biographies of Vojtech Jasny)
Foto: Pedro Martínez
Vojtech Jasny
Foto: Pedro Martínez
Vojtech Jasny, Arkaitz Basterra
Foto: Pedro Martínez
Vojtech Jasny, Arkaitz Basterra
Foto: Pedro Martínez
Vojtech Jasny, Arkaitz Basterra
Foto: Pedro Martínez

One of the most successful moviemakers in the Europe of the sixties, Vojtech Jasny (Czech Republic, 1925) now lives in a small New York apartment. In Jasny?s case, life and film are inseparable concepts. By visiting friends who are still alive, in Life and Film, Jasny narrates in first person his own story and a series of specific episodes in his life: the Nazi invasion and subsequent Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, exile and his arrival to New York years later. Furthermore, due to his constant social and political commitment, the KGB made several attempts on his life. Though forgotten by many, Jasny continues to make movies: ?Films are my message and I?ll make them until I die.?
BIOGRAPHY
Amorebieta, 1974. Studied Directing at the New York Film Academy in 2003-2004. He has written and directed several short films -Obsidia (2001), The Black Light Blues (2002), The Potato Thing (2003), Remembrance (2003) and Dance With Her? (2003)- and one documentary short, Verticals (2003). His first full-length documentary, Agian/Maybe, was premiered in the Zabaltegi Specials section of San Sebastian Festival in 2006. His second, Life and Film, was presented in the Documentaires du Monde section of the Montreal Festival in 2009.
CAST & CREW
Director
Arkaitz Basterra
Screenplay
Arkaitz Basterra
Photography
Arkaitz Basterra
Edition
Javi Prieto
Music
Arturo Blasco, Bingen Mendizabal
Running Time
79 m.
Country
Spain-Czech Republic
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