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“l Boemo” by Petr Vaclav wins Czech Lions – The Hollywood Reporter


Il Boemoa biopic on 18th-century author Joseph Myslivesek, from director Peter Vaclav (way out) won the first prize, for Best Czech Film, at the 2023 Czech Lions Awards.

The period drama, about a forgotten composer, was a frontrunner in The Lions, as the official contender for the Academy Award in the Czech Republic (it was not nominated). in the end, Il Boemo It won six Czech Lions, including Best Director for Vaclav and Best Design, Costume and Makeup awards. accept the award for best film, Il Boemo Producer Jan McCulla thanked writer-director Vaclav for spending 12 years working on the project.

Il Boemo It premiered in competition at the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival last year.

Michael Kern won Best Actor for his performance in The Movie ArvidAnother biopic about a forgotten figure of Czech history, from director Vojtech Masek. In the drama, Kern plays Jiri Arved Smichovsky, a Czech occultist and Nazi collaborator. Arvid Writers Jan Polasek and Vojtek Macek also won Best Screenplay.

The Czech Lion for Best Cinematography went to Baset Stritezsky for another period piece: Tomás Hodan The last racewhich tells the true story of a 1913 ski race and two Czech ski pioneers: Bohumil Hanc and Vaclav Vrbata.

Presented by the Czech Academy of Film and Television, the Czech Lions Award for Excellence in Big and Small Screen Productions.

Klara Mileskova won Best Actress for her role as a nurse accused of killing a patient in the drama series. suspicion. Martha Isoeva won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Alice Nellis buko. Marsell Bendig won Best Supporting Actor for his role in… bangera film by Adam Sedlak shot on an iPhone.

Show artistic talentFrom directors Adela Kommerzy and Tomas Bojar, which premiered at last year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it won the Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Screenwriter and script editor Marcela Petermanova, 90, has been awarded an Honorary Lion Award for her contribution to Czech cinematography.

The 30 Czech lions were handed over at a ceremony in Prague on Sunday night.

Joanna Swanson

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