28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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I Am a Cursed Photographer

I Am a Cursed Photographer

director: Julius Matula
original title: Som prekliaty fotograf
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1969
running time: 14 min.


The film about the spontaneity of life and work captures the spirit and unconventional personality of photographer Pavel Hudec Ahasver. You will not learn any facts from this stylized portrait, just experience what the bohemian life in Czechoslovakia of the late 1960s was like.


During his studies at the FAMU, Július Matula (1943–2016) made his first documentaries I Am a Cursed Photographer (1969) and My Aunt Vincencia (1969). As an assistant director at the Barrandov studios, he worked, for example with Ivan Balaďa on The Ark of Fools (1970); until 1991, Matula made twelve feature films. 

more about film

director: Julius Matula
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas