As part of the retrospective, this documentary is a rare chance to see the director speak on camera about his approach to filmmaking. Through anecdotes from his life and years of studies at the Prague Film Academy, film clips and a frank conversation with a fellow filmmaker, we can witness Němec’s mischievous personality and get a peek into the life of the roaring 1960s which brought about the Prague Spring and the Czechoslovak New Wave in cinema. 
Golden Sixties is an illuminating series offering portraits of a generation of filmmakers who took full advantage of a period of relative political freedom to create artistically bold works of cinema, which have inspired generations of filmmakers. The series predecessor from the same team entitled The Key to Defining Dwarves, about Němec’s close friend, screenwriter and director Pavel Juráček, screened at IFFR along with Juráček‘s films in 2003. Screens together with Landscape of My Heart.

Original title
Zlatá šedesátá: Jan Němec
Filmmaker
Martin Šulík
Country
Czech Republic
Year
2011
Medium
File
Length
58’
Language
Czech
Producer
Čestmír Kopecký
Production Company
První veřejnoprávní s.r.o.
Sales
První veřejnoprávní s.r.o.
Writer
Jan Lukeš
Cinematography
Marek Brožek
Editor
Jiří Brožek, Marek Brožek