Nicolas Farkas

Nicolas Farkas (1890–1982) was an Austro-Hungarian-born cinematographer, screenwriter and film director. Farkas was born in Margitta (Marghita), now in Romania, of Hungarian background. He worked in the Austrian, German and French film industries. During the 1920s he collaborated frequently with the producer/director Alexander Korda. During the 1930s he worked on a number of international co-productions, directing films such as the Anglo-French melodrama The Battle. He also worked as cinematographer on G.W. Pabst's 1933 film Adventures of Don Quixote.[1]

Nicolas Farkas
Born(1890-07-27)27 July 1890
Died22 March 1982(1982-03-22) (aged 91)
Other namesMiklós Farkas
OccupationCinematographer, Screenwriter, Film director

Selected filmography



  • The Battle (1934)
  • Variétés (1935)
  • Port Arthur (1936)
  • Port Arthur (1936)




  1. Low p.92


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985 .
  • Oscherwitz, Dayna & Higgins, MaryEllen. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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