He will also host a masterclass at the July event.
Thirty-seven years after he graduated from Prague’s Film Academy, Czech director Karel Vachek is to be honoured at this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival with a complete retrospective of his cinematic work.
Best known for his Little Capitalist tetralogy, documenting the social and political upheaval from the Velvet Revolution to his country’s membership of the European Union, Vachek was the recipient of the 1990 Berlinale Camera.
Since then the director’s body of work has been rediscovered as the subject of foreign academic study, particularly in the USA where students at Harvard and Yale have recently organised screenings of his films.
Visitors to the 45th Karlovy Vary Festival will have the opportunity to follow the director’s personal journey from his groundbreaking films of the 1960s to those of the last decade. Vachek, himself, will be holding a masterclass along with producer Radim Procházka where they will discuss the former’s most recent documentary Obscurantist and His Lineage.
The festival takes place from July 2-10.