Karel Vachek

  • Karel Vachek – Nový Hyperion aneb Volnost, rovnost, bratrství AKA New Hyperion or Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood (1992)

    1991-2000Czech RepublicDocumentaryKarel VachekPolitics

    About the film
    Following his promising debut in the 1960s with the documentaries Moravian Hellas (1963) and Elective Affinities (1968), director Karel Vachek spent the majority of the 1970s and 1980s as a political persona non grata, at times working various blue-collar jobs and at times in emigration, without completing a single film project. He was rehabilitated only following the events of 1989, which permitted him to return to Prague’s Krátký Film studio. The societal events surrounding Vachek’s return to filmmaking in 1990 have much in common with those over twenty years earlier, in 1968, that allowed him to make Elective Affinities. In 1990, Czech and Slovak society was facing its first democratic parliamentary elections since 1945.Read More »

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