FNE at Czech Lions 2013: Winners: In the Shadow dominates awards

     In the Shadow directed by David Ondricek In the Shadow directed by David Ondricek

    PRAGUE: The Czech, Slovak, Polish, Israeli coproduction In the Shadow directed by David Ondricek dominated the 20th anniversary edition of the Czech Lions at Prague’s Lucerna Hall on 2 March 2013.

    In the Shadow won Lions for best film, best director, best script, best cinematography, best music, best editing, artistic design, best sound and best actor.  

    The film which is set in 1950’s Prague is a dark drama about a police detective who starts to uncover deeply buried secrets of the Communist party while investigating a seemingly ordinary crime. In The Shadow was the Czech nomination for this year’s Oscars and also dominated the prestigious Czech Critics awards in Prague earlier this year. The film which was released theatrically at the end of 2012 by Falcon in the Czech Republic had nearly 200, 000 admissions and was screening in the Berlin Film Market earlier this year.

    The Czech Lions are organized annually by Petr Vachler’s Vachler Art and draw a glittering crowd of the Czech Republic’s leading stars but a face that was sorely missed was former president Vaclav Havel who often attended the awards up until his death at the end of 2011.


    FNE brings you the full list of nominations:

    Best Film

    Ve stínu / In the Shadow directed by David Ondricek (Czech, Polish coproduction)Produced by Ehud Bleiberg, , Kryštof Mucha and David Ondříček Lucky Man Films (Czech, Slovak, Polish, Israeli coproduction) Lucky Man Film www.luckymanfilms.cz Centrala Film www.centralafilm.pl Trigon Production www.trigon-production.sk Bleiberg Entertainment, Israel's United King Films together with RWE, Barrandov Studio and Avion Film. With support from the Polish Film Institute www.pisf.pl, the Czech Ministry of Culture and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund www.sfu.sk


    Best Director

    In the Shadow

    David Ondříček


    Best Leading Actress

    Gabriela Míčová for her role as Romi in Waste, City and Death

    Odpad město smrt / Waste, City and Death directed by Jan Hrebejk

    Produced by Čestmír Kopecký

    Production Company: Prvni Verejnopravni (www.cestmir.cz)


    Best Actress in a supporting role

    Klára Melíšková for her role as Evicka in Four Suns

    Čtyři slunce / Four Suns directed by Bohdan Slama

    Produced by Petr Oukropec and Pavle Strnad Negativ www.negativ.cz


    Best Actor in a leading role

    Ivan Trojan for his role as Captain Hakl in In the Shadow


    Best Actor in a Supporting role

    Ondřej Vetchý for his role as Jirka Lunak in CountyChampionship –The Last Match of Pepika Hnátka

    Okresní přebor - Poslední zápas Pepika Hnátka CountyChampionship–The Last Match of Pepika Hnátka directed by Jan Prusinovsky

    Produced by Petr Erben TV NOVA www.tv.nova.cz

    and Misu Predescu Media Pro Pictures www.mediapropictures.cz


    Best Script

    Marek Epstein, David Ondricek and Misha Botruba for In the Shadow


    Best Cinematography

    Adam Sikora for In the Shadow


    Best Music

    Jan P. Muchow and Michal Novinski for In the Shadow


    Best Editing

    Michal Lánský for In the Shadow


    Best Sound

    Jakub Čech and Pavel Rejholec for In the Shadow


    Best Documentary

    Láska v hrobě directed by David Vondráček

    Produced by Yekot Film


    Artistic Design Achievement

    Jarmila Konečná, Lukáš Král, Jan Vlasák for In the Shadow


    Best Foreign Film



    Magnesia Award for Best Student Film

    Jakub Kouřil for M.O.


    Prize of Film Critics and Film Theorists for Best Feature film

    In the Shadow


    Best Film Poster

    Marius Corradini for In the Shadow


    Film Critics and Film Theorists Prix for Best Documentary

    Láska v hrobě


    Kinobox Prize

    Tomorrow Will Be Better