A fairy-tale about an old lady who takes care of snow and Jakub who does not fear death. It reflects the idea of people’s longing for happiness, love and understanding, their effort to overcome troubles and win over death. It criticizes greed and evil desires. —IMDb
Juraj Jakubisko (b. 30 April 1938, Kojšov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak film director. In his movies he managed to catch life’s most beautiful colors, unhinge the poetry behind the ordinary and to be ahead of his time without forgetting his roots.
Before entering the film industry, Jakubisko taught still photography at a Bratislava secondary school for applied arts and worked for a television in Košice. In 1960 he moved to Prague where he attended the FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts), studying direction under Václav Wasserman’s tuition. He graduated in 1965. After his studies Jakubisko worked with Alfréd Radok at the Laterna magika theater in Prague and began winning international acclaim with his experimental short films before making his first feature Crucial Years or Christ’s Years (Kristove roky, 1967).
The promising career of the young director was heavily crippled by the communist regime. He managed to complete only 3 films before he was… read more