28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles
Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles
Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles
Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles
Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles

Dezo Hoffmann - Photographer of The Beatles

director: Patrik Lančarič
original title: Dežo Hoffmann - fotograf Beatles
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 82 min.


The story behind the Beatles is well known to some, but not many people know the story of Dezider “Dezzo” Hoffmann. As fate had it, their lives crossed paths at the best possible time. The Beatles were at the brink of global stardom while Dezzo was fifty years old – an age when many people consider retiring from the biz. But the Beatles’ energy, spirit, and joy of life wholly inspired him. He felt younger next to them and was suddenly bursting with new ideas. So he decided to devote his time to what he knew best – photography. He took more photos of the Beatles than anyone else in history and recorded all the major events of their dazzling career. But the Beatles weren't the only ones he captured on camera. His photos of other famous celebrities have also become iconic and full of life, spontaneity, and movement.


Patrik Lančarič (* 1972) is a theatre and film director. He graduated from the Faculty of Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He served as artistic director of the State Theatre in Košice before working as an independent director. Since 2017, he has been the artistic director of the Zlín City Theatre. As director, he has collaborated with a number of European theatres. His film debut was Meeting the Enemy (2007). He is noted for directing biopic documentaries about actor Ladislav Chudík, music composer Marek Brezovský, and the poet and politician Miroslav Válek.

more about film

director: Patrik Lančarič
producer: Patrik Pašš, Martina Šantavá
script: Laura Siváková, Patrik Lančarič
photography: Mário Kičák, Štefan Bučka
editing: Alena Spustová
music: Vladimír Martinka
co-producer: RTVS - Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas