Ivan Passer
Date of Birth
Jul 10, 1933
Birth Place:
Prague, Czechoslovakia

Biography

Noted Czech filmmaker and screenwriter Ivan Passer was a key figure in his country's New Wave cinema. He started out as a scriptwriter and collaborated on many Milos Forman films. Passer made his directorial debut in the medium-length look at soccer zealots, A Boring Afternoon, in 1964. Like Forman, Passer is noted for his rare ability to see the craziness inherent in the average life. In 1968,...