29th Czech Lions March 5, 2022

The Czech Lions Awards will take place live on Czech Television on ČT1 on March 5 from 8.10 pm in Prague’s Rudolfinum. Michal Nohejl’s tragicomic drama Occupation from the Period of Normalization and the biographical drama Zátopek by director David Ondříček, which are equally proud of 13 nominations, have the best chance of statues of the Czech Lion. Martin Šulík’s fantasy comedy The Man with the Rabbit Ears, a film about a writer whose sudden turn of events turns life upside down, won 11 nominations. Atlas of Birds, a probe into complicated family relationships and the world of communication technologies, directed by Olmo Omerzu, boasts 9 nominations. 8 nominations earned Bugs, a romantic drama by director Jan Prušinovsky about coming to terms with his own past. With 5 nominations, the TV series by director Lenka Wimmerová Božena about the first great Czech writer Božena Němcová enters the final race, and 4 nominations went to Michaela Pavlátová’s internationally acclaimed animated film My Sun Mad, a poetically telling story of a Czech married to Kabul. Compared to last year, the film festival should take place again in the classic form, ie on the stage of Dvořák’s Hall. also the legendary cinematographer and this year’s 80-year-old Vladimír Smutný or director and producer Václav Marhoul. Although the film academy is trying to remain apolitical, this year it will admit its support. The Czech Lion is always a celebration of cinematography and a tribute to all filmmakers. The ceremony will feature the handwriting of screenwriter Petr Koleček and director Michael Čech. The band Blue Shadows, led by Petr Ostrouchov, will provide the musical accompaniment. In the evening, the audience will be presented for the first time by moderator Jiří Havelka.

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