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Vera Chytilova


Born - 2 February 1929, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (Now Czech Republic)
Died - 12 March 2014

Slim, dark-haired avant-garde, feisty Czech film director. Most of her films attracted censorship and controversy, but the resolute Chytilova ploughed on against the odds, continuing to make numerous films of varying quality over a 42-year period. Her films (English titles) included The Ceiling (1961), A Bag of Fleas (1962), Something Different (1964), Daisies (1966, perhaps her most famous film), Fruit of Paradise (1969), The Apple Game (1977), Calamity (1982), The Jester and the Queen (1987), Tainted Horseplay (1989, an early AIDs film), The Inheritance (1992), Trap, Trap, Little Trap (1998) and Pleasant Moments (2006), her last. Actor Jaroslav Kucera was the second of her two husbands. The actor Stepan Kucera is her son.