Charlatan brilla alla cerimonia annuale dei Leoni del cinema ceco
- Il film biografico di Agnieszka Holland ha vinto il premio per il miglior film, mentre il film drammatico in costume Shadow Country ha ottenuto il maggior numero di trofei
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On the heels of the Czech Film Critics’ Awards comes the annual Czech Lion ceremony, which sees members of the Czech Film and Television Academy casting their votes to celebrate the domestic cinema of 2020. The Czech Film Critics’ Awards (see the news) had already singled out Agnieszka Holland’s period biopic Charlatan [+leggi anche:
intervista: Agnieszka Holland
scheda film] and Bohdan Sláma’s period drama Shadow Country [+leggi anche:
scheda film] as two of the strongest hopefuls, and indeed, Shadow Country had been leading the nominations here. Sláma’s first foray into period film, a collective portrait of a Czech village near the German border during the events of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, won a total of six awards, including Best Actress (for both the leading and supporting roles), Best Screenplay and Best Editing.
Producers Šárka Cimbalová and Kevan Van Thompson received the Award for Best Film in person, with Agnieszka Holland accepting it online, after the Czech Film and Television Academy voted Charlatan, a period biopic about a healer, as the Best Film of 2020. Martin Štrba received the accolade for Best Cinematography, while actor Ivan Trojan was lauded for the leading role of Jan Mikolášek. Charlatan had been nominated in 14 categories along with the biopic about the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, Havel [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Slávek Horák. Havel managed to net one award, for Best Make-up and Hairstyling. It came as no surprise when the record-breaking documentary (see the news) Caught in the Net [+leggi anche:
scheda film] was named Best Documentary of 2020.
Emerging director Adam Martinec returned to the spotlight after he netted Best Short Film at the Czech Film Critics’ Awards for the Hanekesque drama Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon, receiving a trophy in the same category from the Czech academy members as well – a prize that has been added to the roster of Czech Lion gongs for the first time. In addition, Martinec also received the Magnesia Award for Best Student Film. For the first time in the history of the Czech Lions, animated film also secured its own category. Love Is Just a Death Away by Bára Anna Stejskalová, a short film about a parasite, and Hungry Bear Tales by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková picked up nominations in the new category, in which Jan Balej’s feature-length adventure film A Colourful Dream came out on top.
The Czech Film and Television Academy has also been recognising the greatest achievements on the small screen. After last year’s win, producer-director Viktor Tauš took home another accolade for the television project Rats, this time in the Best Television Drama Series category. The miniseries directed by Slovak filmmaker Peter Bebjak Actor (see the news) won in the Best Television Film or Miniseries category. In a curious turn of events, all three projects nominated for Extraordinary Audiovisual Achievement actually received the award. They include the Emmy-winning webseries #martyisdead (see the news), and the innovative projects Film Naživo (Cinema Live) and Televize Naživo (Television Live), which emerged as alternative channels for culture in the age of COVID-19. Indeed, the National Film Museum (NaFilM) opened two years ago in Prague as the first of its kind in the Czech Republic.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 28th edition of the Czech Lion Awards:
Agnieszka Holland - Charlatan
Ivan Trojan – Charlatan
Best Supporting Actress
Petra Špalková – Shadow Country
Ivan Arsenjev – Shadow Country
Martin Štrba - Charlatan
Jan Daňhel – Shadow Country
Radim Hladík Jr - Charlatan
Jakub Kudláč – Shadow Country
Best Stage Design
Martin Kurel – Maria Theresa II (Austria/Czech Republic/Slovakia/Hungary)
Best Costume Design
Zuzana Bambušek Krejzková – Shadow Country
Best Television Film or Miniseries
Actor – Peter Bebjak
Best Television Drama Series
Rats - Viktor Tauš
Best Animated Film
A Colourful Dream – Jan Balej
Best Short Film
Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon – Adam Martinec
Extraordinary Audiovisual Achievement
#martyisdead (webseries) - Pavel Soukup
Film Naživo and Televize Naživo projects, NaFilM film museum
Honorary Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Czech Cinema
Magnesia Award for Best Student Film
Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon – Adam Martinec
Best Film Poster
Shadow Country - Bohdan Sláma
Film Fans’ Award
Caught in the Net – Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
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