TVORBA films is Prague-based film production company founded by director/producer Slávek Horák in 2012 to produce his own feature films.
Born on 12.1.1975 in Zlín, Czech republic, he studied directing at FAMU Prague film academy.
In 1995 he worked as 2nd AD on Jan Sverak’s feature “Kolya”, which won Best Foreign Language Academy Award in 1996.
After that he directed commercials all over the world for 20 years.
In 2015 he wrote, directed and produced his debut feature film – “Home Care” (“Domácí péče”), which represented Czech republic at Academy Awards in 2016. “Home Care” won Best Actress awards at Karlovy Vary IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Czech Lions film awards and numerous awards and special mentions at other festivals (Heartland IFF, Arras, Phoenix, Bergamo, Valladolid, Plzen etc.).
Variety magazine named Slávek Horák one of “10 Directors To Watch” in 2016.
Drama following Václav Havel's transformation from careless bohemian playwright in late 1960's into human rights activist and prisoner of conscience in 1970's, climaxing with Havel becoming the leader of Czech Velvet Revolution and president of Czechoslovakia in late 1980's.
His unorthodox relationship with his wife Olga, who serves as his moral mirror and conscience, propells and echoes Havel's inner growth from young dandy into mature, responsible man as he is put under growing pressure by the totalitarian regime. At first broken by the regime, he raises to admit to his weakness and sets on dangerous journey to redeem his honour and self-respect, leading to life-threatening imprisonment.
The film is currently in post-production, to be premiered in summer 2020.
Home Care (Domácí péče, 2015)
Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in her South Moravian country region. But when she learns that she needs help herself she has to reach for it outside of her comfort zone. Through the daughter of one of her patients and her esoteric mentor, she starts to discover the realm of alternative healing and thanks to it she also starts to discover herself, perhaps...All this is frowned upon by her husband Lada, who doesn't believe in „all this nonsense" one bit. Thus Vlasta has to fight both her illness and her husband's „common sense". Comedy and drama intertwine as Vlasta realizes - for the first time in her life - that she needs care too...