Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Agnieszka Hollandâs “Burning Bush,” which had been the Czech Republicâs official entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar before being disqualified. The film is…
Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová, star of several Czech films including Agnieszka Holland´s award-winning Burning Bush.
A CLASSIC FILM POSTER BY KAREL SAUDEK
A SITUATION AROUND FORBIDDEN BEAUTY!
Undoubtedly the most remarkable thing about this film is that it exists at all. While comic book style films were all the rage in Italy, France and America, in the 1960’s Czechoslovakia was still an Iron Curtain country, albeit one experiencing a period of cultural freedom. A film as utterly and delightfully frivolous as ‘Who Wants to Kill Jessie?’ is as a bold departure from the popular stereotype of the bleak, somber, pathos drenched film of the Soviet Bloc era as one could imagine. This is a film that has no political agenda, aside from a very few light jabs at rigid bureaucracy, tosses away logic and simply delights in being silly.
Winner of tonight Czech Lion award ceremony, film version of TV miniseries Burning Bush (Hořící keř). This film managed to break the record in number of winning Czech Lion award - 11 out of 14 in which it was nominated.
Complete list of winners:
Best film: Burning Bush
Best Director: Agnieszka Holland for Burning Bush
Bestr Screenplay: Štěpán Hulík for Burning Bush
Best Cinematography: Martin Štrba for Burning Bush
Best Leading Actor: Jiří Schmitzer for Like Never Before
Best Leading Actress: Petra Špalková for Like Never Before
Best Supporting Actor: Jiří Lábus for Clownwise
Best Supporting Actress: Jaroslava Pokorná for Burning Bush
Best Music: Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz for Burning Bush
Best Editing: Pavel Hrdlička for Burning Bush
Best Sound: Petr Čechák and Marek Hart for Burning Bush
Best Costumes: Katarína Hollá for Burning Bush
Best Scenography: Milan Býček for Burning Bush
Best Make-Up: Zdeněk Klika for Burning Bush
Best Documentary: Silvie Dymáková for Šmejdi
Lifetime Achievment Award: Vladimír Körner (screenwriter of the Valley of the Bees, Adelheid or Der Lebensborn)
Ivan Trojan as crazy man who thinks he is reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, in One Hand Can´t Clap (Jedna ruka netleská), 2003 Czech dark comedy by director David Ondříček.