Vít Klusák

Vít Klusák

Actor, Director, Producer


Vít Klusák is a Czech film director and screenwriter best known for his documentary and television work. He was born in Prague in 1972, and from an early age he was interested in film and television production. He went on to study film and television directing at the FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) in the early 1990s.

Klusák began his career as a documentary filmmaker with his first feature-length documentary 'The Way Out' (1999). This film earned him several awards and critical acclaim. He followed this up with a series of successful documentaries, including 'Citizen Havel' (2002), 'The Third Wave' (2006), and 'Life According to Charlie' (2009).

In recent years, Klusák has branched out into television and feature films. His television work includes 'Czech Dream' (2004), 'The Return of the Prodigal Son' (2008), and 'Mallory' (2014). He has also directed several feature films such as 'The Way Out' (2011) and 'The Child That Brought Happiness' (2017).

Klusák's work is characterized by its realism, humor, and social commentary. His films often feature characters living on the margins of society, and his stories often explore themes of alienation, poverty, and social injustice. He has been praised for his ability to capture the everyday struggles of ordinary people.

Klusák is a prolific filmmaker, and his work has been screened in festivals around the world. He has won numerous awards, including the Crystal Globe Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Czech Lion Award, and the Prix Europa Award.

Vít Klusák is an important figure in the Czech film and television industry. His work has been praised for its realism, insight, and social commentary. He is an example of a director who has achieved success both in documentary filmmaking and in television and feature films.