Early work of František Vláčil
“I never succumbed to any rules.
It became clear it is always possible to find a way.”
“To create short films
is a gentle miracle of creation.”
František Vláčil (1924-1999), a phenomenal director and creator of Marketa Lazarová and Adelheid, focused in his early short films on the civil fight for quality medication, safe and frugal usage of electricity, and thermal energy. While studying Art history, he started drawing animated films in a studio in Brno as a part-time job, later he transferred to the Studio of Popular Science Films, where he did almost everything - light technician, production and later he also started creating his own films.
The real test of his skills was his work for Czechoslovakia’s Army Film studio, where he created six movies and finished with one of the best Czech short film in history - Clouds of Glass.
Medicament no. 2357 / Lék č. 2357
František Vláčil 14' Czechoslovakia
Electricity Management / Hospodaření elektřinou
František Vláčil 12' Czechoslovakia
Heat Revolution / Tepelná revoluce
František Vláčil 15' Czechoslovakia
Electrical Accidents in the Industry / Úrazy elektřinou v průmyslu
František Vláčil 17' Czechoslovakia
The Crew on the Peak / Posádka na štítě
František Vláčil 11' Czechoslovakia
Clouds of Glass / Skleněná oblaka
František Vláčil 20' Československo