Miroslav Janek

Czech Republic

Miroslav Janek

director, editor

Miroslav Janek (born 1954) emigrated to Germany in 1979 and went on to live in Minneapolis, USA; there he worked as both a film editor and cameraman, making a broad range of creative films. In 1988, the legendary Czech avant-garde filmmaker Alexander Hammid (formerly Hackenschmied) introduced him to director Godfrey Reggio with whom he cooperated as the editor on the films of the famous Quatsi trilogy and further on the short film Anima Mundi and the multimedia project Fabrica based in Treviso, Italy. He returned to the Czech Republic in 1995. From 1998, he works as a lecturer in FAMU Documentary department. In 2007, he finished the film Citizen Havel using material shot by the late director Pavel Koutecký. His wife Tonička Janková often collaborates with him as the editor of his films.
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