Origin of film
There originated not only author posters for American or Italian films here.
Among the interesting ones belong posters for Japanese sci-fi classics, Soviet
propaganda sagas or for Czech cinematography of the 60’s. You find posters for
films from another countries (that are not named here) directly in our database.
Enter a name of a country from which comes a film into the „searching“.
For the „home-made“ Czechoslovakian posters there logically developed the
biggest amount of concepts (many films are accompanied by concepts as well as by
several versions of photographic posters).
Most of the posters for American films originated in the 60’s.
Normalization in the 70’s made the American films vanish from Czech cinemas (the
released ones had to contain a strong critical approach towards American
Just like in the case of American films, the most powerful placards for
British films originated in the 60’s. The series of posters with British
comedian Peter Sellers (Pink Panther) and posters by Josef Vyleťal are truly
The socialist censorship was tolerant of French comedies which were
accompanied by many succesful posters, especially of films with Louis de Funés
Excellent posters accompanied Italian film classic (Fellini, Antonioni,
Pasolini, Visconti) especially in the 60’s and the first half of the 70’s ( The
Sweet Life, Roma, 8 1/2, Amarcord, Death in Venice).
German cinematography was represented in the Czech cinemas mostly by films
from its Eastern part, former GDR. Posters for German and Czech-German films
from the 30’s and 40’s constitute a very interesting chapter.
Soviet cinematography was strongly favoured in Czechoslovakia in the 70’s and
80’s. There exist many posters (as for the number of realized concepts it ranks
the second right after posters for Czech films).
Polish cinematography had a traditional viewers background in Czechoslovakia.
There developed many quality posters aspecially for films by A.Wajda and
K.Zanussi (Landscape After the Battle, The
In the 60’s there originated cult posters for films by Louis Bunuel
(Viridiana, Tristana, Belladona). Later on it was also a convolut of
posters for Carlos Saura’s films (Carmen, Blood Wedding, Dance-hall).
Czechoslovakian posters for Japanese sci-fi films belong to the notable ones
(Gamera vs. Giger, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, The X from Outer Space) as well as posters for A.Kurosawa’s
films (Derusu Uzala,Dodesukaden)
Cinematography of ex-Yugoslavian countries is represented especially by
wonderful posters by Josef Vyleťal (The Flight of the Dead Bird, The Sun In The
Strange Sky, Doktor Mladen etc.).
Those were mostly films by Ingmar Bergman that stirred fantasy of many Czech
artists and inspired them to create their top works (The Seventh Seal, Shame,
Persona,Cries and Whispers, The
Silence, Smiles of a Summer Night.).
Also films from „friendly“ Bulgarian cinematography domesticated in the Czech
cinemas. Distinct posters for Bulgarian films were created by Zdeněk Ziegler,
Josef Vyleťal, Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová.
Very interesting posters by leading Czechoslovakian graphic artists
accompanied films of minority Romanian cinematography, mainly in the 70’s and
80’s (Warmth, The Actor and the Savagen, The Axe,
Interesting posters for Hungarian films were created by V.V.Paleček; Josef
Vyleťal (The Neverending Renewal); Jan Kratochvíl (Sparkling Winds).