July 4, 2021

Karel Zeman: Genius, who was ahead of his time

Since this year it will have been 111 years since the birth of our most famous and respected film director Karel Zeman and also 60 years since making his most talked about film Baron Munchausen, we decided to pay tribute…
June 4, 2021

Monte Hellman: We learnt while we worked and I worked instinctively

This tribute article would not have been made if there was not that big... IF. If we wouldn´t prepare article about Jack Nicholson, we wouldn´t have hit the name Monte Hellman who was part at the birth of independent film…
May 15, 2021

Story of top producer and agent Paul Kohner: From Teplitz on top of the Hollywood

Paul Kohner was born on 29. 5. 1902 in Teplitz, town on the North of Czechoslovakia. His parents Julius and Helen Kohner belonged to local Jewish community and Julius had nickname “Kino Kohner” since he run local cinema and published…
April 10, 2021

Jean Paul Belmondo - A genuine film legend

Everybody knows a name of this French actor, who was born on 9. 4. 1933. He wasn´t even 30 years old when he became a star almost overnight. Thanks to his fine look, charisma, attitude, sense of humour, sense for…
January 30, 2021

Keir Dullea: I have never worked with anybody like Stanley Kubrick

American actor Keir Dullea was born on 30.5.1936 in Cleveland. His parents owned a bookshop in New York. Keir studied in Pennsylvania and then continued in San Francisco and after graduation he started flirting with acting. It was in 1960…
January 9, 2021

Scott Rosenbaum: I am grateful to be doing what I love

We met American director Scott Rosenbaum on Zlín Film Festival decade ago, where he screened in premiere his movie Perfect Age of Rock´n´Roll. Since that time, we kept in touch and because he made some interesting documents, we felt it´s…
December 12, 2020

Paul Newman: Real film star and human being

  We had many reasons why we decided to make this tribute article about legendary film actor Paul Newman. This year he would have celebrated 95th birthday (was born on 26.1.1925) and as it is written in his biography, he…
November 18, 2020

Slávek Horák: For me creating and writing is the happiest spell in whole process of making the film

  Czech film director Slávek Horák was born on 12.1.1975 in Gottwaldov. After finishing secondary school he attended local Film school and was accepted onto FAMU (Prague based Film Academy) which he didn´t finish due to being very busy with…
October 6, 2020

David Kinsella: I want to make people smile

David Kinsella is acclaimed photographer and director.He hails from Belfast and lived and worked in Norway for past 30 years. Now he is back in Belfast creating fantasy world. He bought derelict original houses of Titanic shipyard workers, built between…
March 2, 2020

Roger Corman: Father of independent film celebrates

American independent producer, occasional actor and director Roger Corman was born on 5.4.1926.He graduated on industrial engineering college and in 1948 he went to work for U.S.Electrical Motors.He stayed there for 4 days and left saying he made terrible mistake.He…
February 17, 2020

Kirk Douglas: Tribute to fine film legend

Kirk Douglas became hero from zero by his own effort and sheer determination. He hailed from very poor environment and thanks to his Jewish roots he personally felt lots of hate, malice and antisemitism in 50´s and 60´s.He never forgot…
January 23, 2020

Hero of independence John Landis: Process of shooting will never change

John Landis was born on 3.8.1950 and apart from being a script writer, stuntman, actor he also directed and produced his own films. In film business he started as a mail boy in 20th Century Fox. Then he became an…
January 13, 2020

Ivan Passer: In 60´s we supported each other, success of one paved the way for others

Ivan Passer (1933) is Czech script writer and director, member of famous Czech new wave in 60´s.He was close collaborator to Miloš Forman with who he is on friendly terms up until today. Mr.Passer was a star guest of Letní…
December 10, 2019

Lech Majewski: I am like an old school painter working with the film instead of a brush and a paint, but canvas stays the same

Polish director Lech Majewski was born 30.8.1953 in Katowice. He studied Academy of Fine Arts. Since he was also a talented writer, poet and painter, his next steps led him to the National Film School in Łódź. His first film…
November 27, 2019

Yann Artus-Bertrand: We don´t want to believe in what we already know

This French director is an extraordinary man. Since his childhood he was interested in wild life animals and nature. At the end of 60.´s he established a reservation in central France and then moved along with his wife to Kenya,…
November 15, 2019

Gren Wells: American director who made it from stand-up comedian

Gren Wells is an American director who made it from stand-up comedian to actor, screenplaywriter to directorial position.While her stay in New York City, she starred in six indie film over two years span.One of them was „ Man about…
October 28, 2019

John Badham - I take actors as my creative partners

Well known and established director John Badham was born August 25.1939 in English town Luton. His father was American Army General and moved whole family back to USA when John was two years old. They were based in Alabama. John…
September 26, 2019

Hynek Bočan - Filming fairy tale means freedom for me and freedom for actors

Czech director Hynek Bočan was born on 29.4.1938 in Prague and he belonged to up and coming Czech New Wave.We can find his name signed under big portion of films such as Pasťák, Parta Hic, Tvář za sklem, Smích se…
August 26, 2019

James L. Brooks: At present time everything is about ratings and numbers and how much each film can earn

American director, producer and screenwriter James L. Brooks is extraordinary and talented man .Without film education he got into CBS, where he acted as an usher and worked for them as a writer. He continued writing for further shows which…
August 15, 2019

Hal Needham - One fulfilled American dream

America say that it is a country of unlimited possibilities.We won´t discuss it since another big nation once stated that by them“ Tomorrow means yesterday“.Every American lives his „American dream“ which is run by dollars and has a hope that…
August 7, 2019

Valeria Sarmiento - I was always interested in showing female characters and their problems.

One of the guests of FebioFest 2019 was Chilean director Valeria Sarmiento. We took an interest in her not only because she was a wife of important Chilean director Raúl Ruiz, but also because they both had to escape from…
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