Jan Kadar

Jan Kadar

After his partnership with Klos dissolved in 1969, Kadar tried his hand in the US and Canada with varying degrees of success. "The Angel Levine" (1970) seemed a somewhat overly sentimental Jewish remake of "It's a Wonderful Life," but both it and Kadar's last feature film, "Lies My Father Told Me" (1975), possessed a certain low-key appeal in their evocation of milieu. Kadar also worked on several TV-movies and served as president of the American Film Institute from 1975 until his death.