Astonishing surreal poster illustration by Josef Vyleťal.
- title: The Sorrows of Young Werther | Die Leiden des jungen Werthers | Utrpení mladého Werthera | East Germany, 1976
- director: Egon Gϋnther
- with: Hans-Jürgen Wolf, Katharina Thalbach, Hilmar Baumann
- writer: Johann Wolfgang Geothe (novel)
poster design: Josef Vyleťal, 1977
Poster is folded with slight crease on edges. Soft spots on bottom right edge. Movie poster is in A3 format (41 x 28.9 cm). Very nice condition (NOT PHOTOGRAPHED, PLEASE ASK IF YOU WISH TO SEE A PHOTO).
Movie posters in our collection were promotional materials. Posters used on display in the cinemas across the former Czechoslovakia. They bear signs of their age.
Josef Vyleťal (1940 – 1989) – Czech painter, graphic artist and film or theatre set designer. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Bratislava and at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In between 1964 – 1979 he created 115 movie posters. His major influences were surrealism and paintings by North Renaissance old masters. He was married to fine artist and award winning poster designer Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová.
Award Winning Posters by Josef Vyleťal:
- 1979 – 2nd prize The Hollywood Reporter Magazine, Silver Hugo at the International Film Festival in Chicago (Beauty and the Beast)
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