Robert Sedláček (Czech Republic)

Robert Sedláček studied at the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He made dozens of documentary films. In his work, he made perfect use of his previous experience as television reporter as well as of his ability of field work. There are but a few to boast of getting close to politician Miloš Zeman – a man who considers all journalists uneducated scum. Similarly, Sedláček has shown his professional approach when working on the documentary about František Čuba, who stood at the birth of the one-time communist “miracle“, the Slušovice cooperative. He dealt with the modern history of the Czech state in his feature-length documentary trilogy Once Upon a Time/Tenkrát (1999 – 2002). His feature debut Rules of Lies/Pravidla lži (2006) was awarded, among others, the Czech Critics Award and the Czech Lion Award 2006 for the best script. His second feature film Men in the Rut/Muži v říji was premiered in 2009. He is a part-owner of the production company Produkce Martin Procházka, realizing not only Sedláček’s projects but also films by director Karel Vachek.

Filmography

  • Skinheads
    CZ, 1997
  • České porno
    CZ, 1997
  • Moravská apokalypsa
    CZ, 1997
  • Východ/ The East
    24´, CZ, 1998
  • Sibiř na konci tisíciletí
    58´, CZ, 1998
  • Tenkrát
    101, CZ, 1999
  • František Čuba: slušovický zázrak
    58´, CZ, 1999
  • Tenkrát 2: Šance pro Slovensko
    99´, CZ, 2000
  • Obyčejný svět
    CZ, 2000
  • Sláva vítězům, čest odepsaným
    CZ, 2000
  • Bělorusko ve Stalinově stínu
    24´, CZ, 2001
  • Sága Romů 1950 – 2000
    58´, CZ, 2001
  • Tenkrát 3: Husákovo ticho
    84´, CZ, 2002
  • Děti okamžiku
    CZ, 2003
  • Dlouhá kocovina
    CZ, 2003
  • Lesk a bída země české I., II.
    Hvězdy a hvězdičky, Ideální svět) (58´+56´, CZ, 2003
  • Václav Bělohradský: nikdo neposlouchá
    57´, CZ, 2005
  • Cesta k moci
    57´, CZ, 2006
  • Pravidla Lži/ The Rules of Lies
    115´, CZ, 2006
  • Miloš Zeman: nekrolog politika a oslava Vysočiny
    50´, CZ, 2007
  • V hlavní roli Gustáv Husák
    118´, CZ, 2008
  • Muži v říji/ Men in the Rut
    120´, CZ, 2009
  • Ministr/The Secretary
    120' Czech Republic, 2010
  • Největší z Čechů/The Greatest Czechs
    95', Czech Republic, 2010
  • Rodina je základ státu/Road Movie
    103', Czech Republic, 2011
  • Fagus
    120', Czech Republic, 2014
  • Dědictví aneb Kurva se neříká
    106', Czech Republic, 2014

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