Ján Ďuriš – Director of Photography
Ján Duris graduated from FAMU (Film Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague, but started his career beforehand as a camera assistant at Slovak Television. After his studies he worked in Krátký Film, Bratislava. He shot his first feature film, "Playing on Body" (Hra na tělo) with the director Ján Zeman in 1978. In 1976 he began his cooperation with the director Juraj Jakubisko with the successful film, "The Drummer of Red Cross" (Bubeník Červeného kříže). During hard times after his wife's death, Duris and Jakubisko made the TV series "Frankenstein's Aunt" (Frankensteinova teta). He continued this collaboration in 1995 with the film "An Ambiguous Report about the End of the World" (Nejasná zpráva o konci světa). This movie won several prizes, including the Best Artistic Contribution (for Ján Duris) at the 1997 Montreal International Film Festival.
Duris also won the annual award for cinematography for the film "The Free Thinker" (Volnomyšlenkář). In San Francisco in 2003, at the start of the second war in Iraq, Duris shot a sequence of the Slovak-American film "Blood Relations" (Pokrevní vztahy), and the same year accepted the offer to work with Jakubisko on "Post Coitum" and then "Bathory" several years later. In 1991 Duris began lecturing at VŠMU in Bratislava and in 1996 was named a senior lecturer.