František Vláčil
(Czech Republic)

Pressed to name the notable figures of the Czech New Wave, few critics would cite [Frantisek] Vláčil among such better-known directors as Jiří Menzel, Milos Forman, Jan Němec, and Ivan Passer. Arguably, Vláčil approached life under communism less directly than his peers, preferring symbolic narratives set in the Middle Ages or in the more recent past under Nazi occupation. Nonetheless, his films reflect the complex cultural and linguistic tapestry of the country’s politically divided history and identity.

Both lyrical and naturalistic, his work is infused with moral conviction, viewing present evils as manifestations of eternal conflicts. - Artforum

Films
Filmography
Mage
1987
Albert
1985
Shades of Fern
1984
The Little Shepherd Boy from the Valley
1983
Serpent's Poison
1981
Concert at the End of Summer
1979
Shadows of a Hot Summer
1977
Smoke on the Potato Fields
1976
Sirius
1974
The Legend of the Silver Fir
1973
Adelheid
1969
Marketa Lazarová
1967
The Valley of the Bees
1967
The Devil's Trap
1961
The White Dove
1960
Clouds of Glass
1958

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