• 2003
  • Czech Repbublic
  • 1h 16min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomas Hejtmanek
Hejtmanek's tribute to seminal Czech director Frantisek Vlácil, with re-enactments of interviews taped shortly before his death intercut with footage of locations where some of his greatest work was shot.

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Cinema as Poetry: Frantisek Vlácil season at Filmhouse

24 Aug 2010

Historical tapestries of blood, sex, sadism and primitive faith

Of all the brilliant artists and filmmakers to emerge from the Czech and Slovak film studios in the 1960s Vlácil was arguably the most gifted. With some exceptions, Vlácil’s films are historical tapestries mixing blood, sex, sadism and primitive faith…

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