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Vít Klusák studied photography at the School of Graphic Design in Prague. He graduated from the Documentary Film Department at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague where he works as lecturer since 2006. In his films, he systematically deals with the points of friction between creativity and society. He made three documentary music videos for Czech singers Jan Burian, Jan Budař and Lenka Dusilová. Together with Filip Remunda, he is author of the hypercomedy Czech Dream/Český sen. They also manage a film company Hypermarket Films s.r.o. As cameraman, he has worked on the films by Martin Mareček, Vít Janeček and Erika Hníková. Klusák is not the son of Czech music composer and actor Jan Klusák but Czech jazz pianist and composer Emil Viklický (about whom he made the film Jazz War/Ocet - “a portrait without a model”.
Digestive (10', CZ, 2000)
Ocet (Jazz War) (22', CZ, 2001)
Návod rekonstrukce kopie skutečnosti (20', CZ, 2001)
Vlast a Burian (30', CZ, 2003)
Český sen/ Czech Dream - together with Filip Remunda (90', CZ, 2004)
Přestávka (7', CZ, 2006)
Vánoce v Bosně - together with Filip Remunda (28', CZ, 2008)
Český mír/ Czech Peace - together with Filip Remunda (52', CZ, 2010)
Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic/ All for the Good of the World and Nosovice (82', CZ, 2010)
Dobrý řidič Smetana/The Good Driver Smetana (77', CZ, 2013)
Český žurnál: Život a smrt v Tanvaldu (52', CZ, 2013)
Český žurnál: Spřízněni přímou volbou (52', CZ, 2013)
Český žurnál: Dělníci bulváru (56', CZ, 2014)
Český žurnál: Má vlast Afghánistán (52', CZ, 2015)
Český žurnál: Matrix AB (73', CZ, 2015)
Český žurnál: Matrix AB (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic / 73 min
A portrait of Andrej Babiš – on one hand drawn to Vít Klusák’s camera, on the other hand fleeing from it – changes in its paradoxical attempt to capture this elusive personality who lacks an anchor. The riddle that is Babiš is unwittingly revealed to the audience during the general election when “the politician against his own convictions” heads out among the voters with doughnuts to convince them of his good intentions and his will to perform good for the people...
Dobrý řidič Smetana (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic / 77 min
Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda’s feature-length documentary about Olomouc bus driver Roman Smetana, who took on injustice, corruption, and Czech politics’ bad taste armed with a permanent marker. On election posters, Smetana drew antennae on politicians’ heads and wrote that they were liars, thieves, and corruptionists. One of his colleagues turned him in.