January 30, 2023

David Ondříček’s ‘Zátopek’ Leads 2022 Czech Lion Awards With Eight Wins

“Zátopek,” chief David Ondříček’s biopic about Olympic hero Emil Zátopek, ruled the 29th yearly Czech Lion Awards, winning in eight classes across 13 assignments.

The Czech Lion Awards were hung on Saturday evening at Dvořák Hall in Prague’s Rudolfinum. The honors, which are decided on by a 350-man jury of individuals from the Czech Film and Television Academy, are viewed as the most elevated film respects in the Czech Republic.

During the service, “Zátopek” won grants for best movie, chief, entertainer in a main job, cinematography, altering, sound, creation plan and cosmetics and hairstyling. Preceding the service, it was additionally declared that the film had recently won the fan vote classification at the honors, as well as an honor for its banner design.”We profoundly like that the individuals from the Czech Film and Television Academy granted the film ‘Zátopek,’ as best film, yet in addition in such countless different classifications, mirroring the astonishing work of the whole presentation group,” Ondříček said in a proclamation alongside his co-maker Kryštof Mucha. “We have committed over decade of planning to ‘Zátopek,’ and every one of the individuals who dealt with the film have given their incredible skill, yet in addition their hearts.”

“Zátopek” stars Václav Neužil, beneficiary of the Czech Lion for driving entertainer, as marathon runner Emil Zátopek, who won four gold awards at the Olympics and is broadly viewed as probably the best sprinter ever. Martha Issová depicts Zátopek’s better half and Olympic lance tossing champion Dana Zátopková, while James Frecheville depicts Olympic sprinter Ron Clarke. The film is organized around a gathering among Clarke and Zátopek during the 1968 Summer Olympics, during which the film streaks back to remarkable minutes in Zátopek’s day to day existence, remembering his success for the long distance race rivalry of the 1952 Olympics, the first long distance race he ran in quite a while life.”Zátopek” was a moment accomplishment upon discharge, with its initial end of the week turning into the best for any film in the country since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, netting north of 17 million Czech Crowns. The film has gotten positive surveys both in the Czech Republic and abroad. In an audit for Variety of the film’s reality debut at Karlovy Vary Film Festival in August, pundit Guy Lodge composed that the film “appears to earnestly get a handle on the spirit of a person for whom winning wasn’t all that matters, regardless of whether he won 100% of the time. A group satisfying shade raiser at the current year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the film makes certain to have legs on home turf, however is adequately open (with a sizable part of English-language exchange) to get over universally.”

A U.S. discharge for the film has not yet been declared. “Zátopek” was chosen as the Czech accommodation for the worldwide element film classification at the Oscars, however was not selected.

The Czech Lion service likewise honored the Ukrainian individuals as a reaction to the current intrusion of the country by Russian military powers, with the scene brightened in Ukraine’s yellow and blue tones. The crowd on the whole given more than 5 million Czech Crowns for Ukrainian help. The function’s all-nighter was dropped, with the cash that would have gone to it rather being given to the Ukrainian opposition.

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