Noted Czech Filmmaker Vojtech Jasny Dies at 93

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Anita Bennett on November 16, 2019.

Vojtech Jasny, an award-winning director from Czechoslovakia who made more than 50 films, has died. He was 93.

Jasny passed away Friday, according to The Associated Press. The director was best known for his 1968 film, All My Good Countrymen [also known as All My Compatriots]about the lives and struggles of Czechs under communist rule. The film was banned in his homeland, but won acclaim abroad and picked up the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969.

Jasny’s 1963 film The Cassandra Cat won a Cannes special jury prize. Among his many other movies were Desire (1958), The Pipes (1966), The Clown (1976), The Great Land of Small (1987), and Return to Paradise Lost (1999). …

Deadline Hollywood 11/16

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