Jaromír Šofr

Jaromír Šofr graduated from cinematography, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts  in Prague with Věra Chytilová’s film Strop (1961). During his studies he got to connect with the future Czechoslovak New Wave’s directors such as Evald Schorm, Jiří Menzel, Jaromír Jireš and Věra Chytilová and later also worked with them. Throughout his life, he worked up on the professional level with a unique touch for visual depiction of director’s intentions. In Kachyňa’s film Long Live the Republic! (1965) he impressed film industry depicting light and dark contrasts and moving shots of countryside, where he evoked child’s perception. In Menzel’s Closely Observed Trains (1966) he emphasized melodramatic pettiness of bizzare events in an abandoned railway station. He received the award for the movie I served the King of England (2006) at the Czech Lion Awards.

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