Milan Knížák

Film historian, head of the Institute of Film and Audiovisual Culture at Masaryk University’s Faculty of Arts. His main interest is in the history of Czech cinema after 1945, with a focus on the New Wave and exile filmmakers. He is the author of the books Czech Film in Exile. Chapters from History after 1968 (2004) and Storyteller of Diversities: The Films of Ivan Passer from Intimate Lighting to Nomad (2008), and is currently working on a monograph on director Vojtěch Jasný. In the past, he has been a member of the board of Czech Television and of the State Fund for Cinema.