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KAREL VACHEK

Karel Vachek is one of the the most original Czech director of the last fifty years. He is often called “enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave” . After 1968 silenced by the Communist regime, emigrated with his family to the USA via France. His films are described as film novels because their divergent structure and potent philosophical base remind one of modern novels. Karel Vachek is professor and head of Documentary Department at FAMU.

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valley

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

Year of production 2011
Written by Karel Vachek
Screenplay Karel Vachek
Director Karel Vachek
Dir. of photography Karel Slach
Editing Renata Pařezová
Sound Libor Sedláček
Production Produkce Radim Procházka, Czech TV, atelier.doc
Featuring

Oldřich Nový, Egon Bondy, Erich Von Daniken, George Eashkara, Yoshimasu Gozo, Zdeňek Hajný, Iveta Hudáková, Miloš Jesenský, Helena Kettnerová, Marie Lowovová, Ivan Mackerle, Yehezkel Meyerowitz, Ivan Miloševič, Raymond A. Moody, Milan Nakonečný, Dalibor Novák, Barack Obama, František Petrák, Joseph Ratzinger, Zecharia Sitchin, Eva Tálská, Jiří Wojnár, Janusz Zagórski

Synopsis

The world of magic and God of mystics in (the classic documentarist) Karel Vachek´s film novel about alien as well as earthly civilisations, advertocracy and internet democracy. Comprehended as well as unfathomable reality, relationship of mythology with history in correlation to multidimensional spaces of quantum physics and politico-societal organisation of the world around us. Obscurantist was filmed in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Bosna and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany as well as the Czech Republic. Erich von Däniken and Raymond Moody among many others appearing in the film.

Awards

2011 Jihlava IDFF – Film New Europe Prix for international co-production
2012 Andrej Stankovič Award „Animus“ – for the best czech film of 2011

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