VILKO FILAC

 

Born: 14 February 1950, Ptuj, Slovenia, as Vilko Filač.

Died: 25 November 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Education: FAMU, Prague.

Career: Ph commercials dir by Fabrice Carazo [for Daimler Chrysler], Eric Barbier, Emir Kusturica, Roman Polanski, Pascal Zabus, Mats Lindenberg, Simon Kentish [for Nestlé], Nicolas Fay, Niels Gräböl [for T-Online], a.o.

Directed documentaries.

Lectured photography for 7 years at the Film Academy of Ljubljana/Akademija za gledalisce, radio, film in televizijo [AGRFT].

Was a member of the ZFS.

Awards: Yugoslav FF 'Best Camera Award' [1986] for 'Butnskala'; Manaki Brothers 'Golden Camera 300' Award [1993] for 'Arizona Dream'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1995] for 'Underground'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1997] for 'The Brave'.


 

 FILMS

1976

Preposto povedano/Simply Put [Ivo Lehpamer] c; doc/400mtr

1977

Oblicja dela in graden/Pioneer Construction Company [Ivo Lehpamer] c; doc/1500mtr; cph: Tomaz Ravnihar & Mile de Gleria 

1978

Etika v cestnem prometu/Ethics of Street Traffic [Ivo Lehpamer] c; doc/1600mtr; cph: Marjan Cilar & Tomaz Ravnihar; + co-scrpl

1978

Priporocilo za lonec in zlico/Recommendation for the Pot and the Spoon [Mirce Susmel] 16mm/c; doc/120mtr

1978

Triglav 200 [Mirce Susmel] c; doc/520mtr; cph: Rado Riedl

1979

Amen pod kamen [Mitja Milavec] 16mm/c; short/20m; prod Film Academy of Ljubljana [AGRFT]

1980

Cez tri gore, cez tri dole [Vilko Filac & Mirce Susmel] 16mm/c; doc/185mtr

1980

Slovin [Tomaz Ravnihar] c; doc/1037mtr; cph: T. Ravnihar

1980

Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell?/Da li znate, Dolly Bell?/Do You Remember Dolly Bell? [Emir Kusturica] c; cph: Milenko Uherka

1981

Bavsica [Nikola Vrbavac] c; doc/13m; prod AGRFT

1982

Na domaciji/Homeland [Franci Slak] 16mm/c; doc/178mtr

1982

Rdeci boogie, ali kaj ti je deklica/The Red Boogie [Karpo Godina] c; cph: K. Godina

1982

Trije prispevki k slovenski blaznosti/Three Stories About Slovenian Madness/Three Contributions to Slovene Madness [seg 'Kronika otpora' dir by Mitja Milavec] c; 3 seg; other ph: Rado Likon & Zoran Hochstätter; prod AGRFT

1983

Veselo gostivanje/Vesela svadba [France Stiglic] c

1984

otac na sluzbenom putu - ljubavno istorijski film/When Father Was Away on Business [Emir Kusturica] c

1985

Butnskala/Bumpstone/The Rock [Franci Slak] c

1986

Osveta/The Revenge [Nenad Djapic] c

1986

Zivot radnika/A Worker's Life [Miroslav Mandic] c

1989

Dom za vesanje/Time of the Gypsies [Emir Kusturica] c

1990

Ciplak/Nue/Nude/Naked [Ali Özgentürk] c

 

[Left] with co-prod Richard Brick and Emir Kusturica - "Arizona Dream"

 

1991

Arizona Dream/The Arrowtooth Waltz [Emir Kusturica] c; add cam: Elisabeth Dougherty & Spencer McDonald

1994

Underground/Il était une fois un pays/Bila jednom jedna zemlja [Emir Kusturica] c; also 6-part tv-miniseries; filmed October 1993-January 1995

1995

The Disappearance of Finbar [Sue Clayton] was under consideration to ph the prod, but film was shot by Eduardo Serra in February

1996

The Brave [Johnny Depp] c; addph: Nicola Pecorini

1997

Chinese Box [Wayne Wang] c; c.op 2u: Christopher Doyle & Claudia Raschke

1998

Les enfants du siècle/The Children of the Century [Diane Kurys] c; 2uc: Fabio Conversi

2000

Novocaine [David Atkins] c

2001

Secret Passage/The Lion's Mouth [Ademir Kenovic] c

2002

[a]torzija/(A) Torsion [Stefan Arsenijevic] c; short/13m

2004

Mon ange/Billy et Colette [Serge Frydman] c

2006

L'île aux Trésors [Alain Berbérian] scope/c; aph: Jeremy Braben

2008

Skrbnik/Caretaker [Nejc Gazvoda] c; short/22m

2008

Lovec oblakov/Cloud Catcher [Miha Knific] HD/c; short/15m

 

 TELEVISION

1978

Nevjeste dolaze/The Brides Are Coming [Emir Kusturica] tvm

1979

Bife 'Titanik'/Buffet Titanic [Emir Kusturica] tvm

1983

Strici so mi povedali [France Stiglic] 7-part series; for RTV Ljubljana

1987

Sumanovic - komedija umetnika [Boris Miljkovic] tvm

1989

The Forgotten [James Keach] tvm

1989

Pummarò [Michele Placido] tvm

2008

Barbe bleue/Bluebeard [Catherine Breillat] tvm/HD; filmed October-November