Radim Špaček (Czech Republic)

Radim Spacek was born in 1973 in Ostrava. When he was five he moved with his parents to Prague and started to play minor parts in radio plays and TV dramas. As a high school he chose Prague conservatory, acting department. Czech director Karel Kachyna offered him main part in his feature film "Little Girls and Crazy Guys" (Blazni a devcatka (1989), smaller parts in "Vojtech, Called the Orphan" (Vojtech, receny sirotek (1990) and TV film Jan (1992). After school-leaving exam in 1991 he worked as an assistant of director at few foreign movies shot in Prague (Swing Kids, Il Giovanni Mussolini, Catherine Courage), when one year later he was accepted to study directing on Prague Film Academy (FAMU). After he finished his first year he went to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina under siege (1993). In production of Cestmir Kopecky (Czech Television) he shot his first film there - a semi-documentary story called "Young Men Discovering the World" (Mladí muzi poznávají svet (1996)) about war life of young people living there. Film was chosen for the Karlovy Vary IFF competition and got a Film Clubs International Association Award and an Ecumenical Jury Award as well as a special mention on Alpe Adria Festival in Trieste (1996). He continued his studies and for two years worked as a speaker and director of alternative music programme in Czech TV called 60 (1996). He finished his studies with his second film "Rapid Eye Movement" (Rychlé pohyby ocí (1998)). Immediately after that he has got a German foundation's DAAD scholarship for 6 months in Berlin, where he wrote a screenplay "Good Intention" (Dobre umysly). He also prepares two documentaries - "War Odyssey" (Valecna odysea), view on contemporary wars all over the world and "Sleepless Nights" (Bezesne noci), following Czech TV crisis in winter 2000/1.

Filmography

  • Ve svém bytě bydlím sám
    1995
  • Bolest
    1995
  • Mladí muži poznávají svět
    1996
  • Rychlé pohyby očí
    1998
  • Best Before the End
    2000
  • Zpráva o stavu světa
    2001
  • Amumraj
    2001
  • Artóza
    2002
  • Bezesné noci/Dreamless Nights
    2004
  • Etiketa
    2004
  • Call of Dudy: Bohemian Bagpipes Across Borders
    2007
  • Pouta/Walking Too Fast
    2009
  • Incoming
    2013
  • Místa
    2014
  • Život a doba soudce A.K.
    2014
  • Svět pod hlavou / Shadow of the Ferns
    2017
  • Zlatý podraz / Golden Sting
    2018

DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members