Dezo Hoffmann – Photographer of The Beatles

He was The Beatles official photographer, working with the Rolling Stones and other rock stars of the second half of the 20th century. This documentary about the globally acclaimed Slovak photographer, who until recently was almost forgotten, highlights the importance of Dezo Hoffmann's in­fluence on the development of the world of photography.

Dežo Hoffmann – fotograf Beatles
Slovakia 2022
  • Czech
90 min.
  • This film is available until 7. 2. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Taking pictures of the Beatles might sound as the highlight of one’s career. But this guy survived much more. Dezo Hoffmann was dynamic despite his age, The Beatles were wildly young. And they made him younger, bursting with ideas and he devoted himself to what he did best – photography. He took more pictures of the Beatles than anyone else and captured all the major events of their illustrious career. And not only theirs. His images of famous showbiz stars have become iconic shots full of life, spontaneity, and endless movement. And even though he created one of the most fascinating archives of the world's pop culture scene, only few know that behind his unique photographic handwriting was a life-long experience of war reporter, in which being slow and hesitant had no place.

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Director: Patrik Lančarič
Screenplay: Patrik Lančarič, Laura Siváková-Paššová
Cinematography: Mário Kičák, Štefan Bučka
Music: Vladimír Martinka
Editing: Alena Spustová
Producer: Patrik Pašš, Martina Šantavá
Cast: Dežo Hoffman, David Hoffman, Keith Love, Sir Paul McCartney

Sun in a Net Awards

2023 – Patrik Lančarič, Patrik Pašš (Best Documentary Feature)

  • This film is available until 7. 2. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.