Věra Chytilová

1929 - 2014

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Věra Chytilová (2 February 1929 – 12 March 2014) was an avant-garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. Banned by the Czechoslovak government in the 1960s, she is best known for her Czech New Wave film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies). Her subsequent films screened at international film festivals, including Vlčí bouda (1987), which screened at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival, A Hoof Here, a Hoof There (1989), which screened at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival, and The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday (1992), which screened at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Věra Chytilová has received more than 146,525 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Věra Chytilová is the 228th most popular film director (down from 203rd in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 97th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Czech Film Director.

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Among film directors, Věra Chytilová ranks 228 out of 1,580Before her are David Hamilton, Edwin S. Porter, Franklin J. Schaffner, Margarethe von Trotta, Roger Corman, and Stanley Kramer. After her are Mario Monicelli, Mauritz Stiller, Richard Fleischer, Russ Meyer, Liliana Cavani, and Cecil B. DeMille.

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Among people born in 1929, Věra Chytilová ranks 99Before her are Abdel Halim Hafez, Osamu Yamaji, Fred Phelps, Gordon Moore, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Chadli Bendjedid. After her are Lata Mangeshkar, Bruno Cremer, André Previn, Lorenzo Buffon, Bob Denard, and José Santamaría. Among people deceased in 2014, Věra Chytilová ranks 67Before her are Oscar de la Renta, Ralph H. Baer, Fred Phelps, Siegfried Lenz, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and Stuart Hall. After her are Hilderaldo Bellini, Dale T. Mortensen, Tito Vilanova, David Easton, Harold Ramis, and Alicia Rhett.

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Among people born in Czechia, Věra Chytilová ranks 141 out of 839Before her are Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1110), Julius Fučík (1872), Karl von Terzaghi (1883), Franz Benda (1709), Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia (932), and Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (1337). After her are Cosmas of Prague (1045), Antonín Zápotocký (1884), Ottokar Czernin (1872), Bedřich Hrozný (1879), Emilie Schindler (1907), and Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760).


Among film directors born in Czechia, Věra Chytilová ranks 5Before her are Miloš Forman (1932), Jan Švankmajer (1934), Jiří Menzel (1938), and G. W. Pabst (1885). After her are Karel Zeman (1910), Jiří Trnka (1912), Karel Reisz (1926), Václav Vorlíček (1930), Otakar Vávra (1911), Karl Freund (1890), and Ivan Passer (1933).