Saturday, March 19, 2016

Jan Němec 1936 - 2016

This year is only three months old and already it is reaping a bitter harvest of some of cinema's greatest talents. Jan Němec is the latest to depart, one of the most brilliant directors to emerge from Eastern Europe in the '60s.

I spent most of the last months of 2015 writing a feature project which I hope to get off the ground over the next couple of years. It is deeply and very specifically informed by Němec's masterpiece debut Diamonds of the Night (1964).

Rest in peace.  


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