Patrik Lančarič (1972)
Theatre and film director.
In 2000, he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he majored in theatre direction. In 2002 – 2004, he was the artistic director of the drama department of State Theatre Košice. After the completion of his studies, Lančarič regularly worked with numerous Slovak state-funded as well as independent stages (Slovak National Theatre, ASTORKA Korzo ’90 Theatre, Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin, Studio L+S). In Europe, he has directed projects and productions in theatres in the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, England, Holland, Portugal and Switzerland. At present, he works for film, television and radio. Since September 2017, he is the artistic director at City Theatre Zlín (Czech Republic).
He established himself as a film director with his feature title Facing the Enemy (2007), based on the literary work by Leopold Lahola. Lančarič’s most significant work is the remarkable film project The Edge – 4 Films about Marek Brezovský (2014). This film is a part of Lančarič´s film trilogy THE EDGE/HRANA and got the cult mark in Slovakia. His new film Válek (2018) tells a story of renowned Slovak poet who became a Minister of Culture during the period of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia (1968 – 1988).