Tag Archives: František Vláčil

February 26

Adelheid – František Vláčil places all his hope in what goes on between two people. (film review)

František Vláčil is surely one of the greatest directors to have ever lived. For what it’s worth, he is certainly one of my favorites. I’m not alone in thinking highly of him, his film Marketa Lazarová was voted to be the greatest Czech film ever made (high praise indeed) and he was honored with a […]

Marketa Lazarová – The greatest Czech film of all time

Marketa Lazarová is a 1967 Czechoslovak historical film directed by František Vláčil. It is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Vladislav Vančura. Although, it is my understanding that it is not a particularly close representation of the book, but rather draws heavily on one small aspect and expands this into a film. I’ve leaned heavily on […]

The Valley of the Bees – František Vláčil tells a tale of obsessive horror.

In a survey of Czech film critics held in 1998  František Vláčil‘s film Marketa Lazarova (I’ll be watching this in the next 8 days)  as teh best Czech film ever made and its director recieved a lifetime achievement awarded at the Karlovy Vary film festival in the same year. Údolí včel (The Valley of the Bees) was […]