PRAGUE — In a surprise upset, dark horse “Otesanek,” the adult fairy tale of a wooden child that eats its parents, won best film at the Czech Lions on Saturday.
Helmer Jan Svankmajer picked up the prize, which was expected to go to “Dark Blue World” by Oscar winner Jan Sverak. Instead, Sverak went home with a director award.
Also making a strong showing was Vladimir Michalek’s “Autumn Spring.” The film’s three stars, Stella Zazvorkova, Vlastimil Brodsky and Stanislav Zindulka, walked off with actress, actor and supporting actor respectively.
Here is a complete list of winners:
Director: Jan Sverak, “Dark Blue World”
Script: Jiri Hubac, “Autumn Spring”
Camera: Vladimir Smutny, “Dark Blue World”
Editing: Alois Fisarek, “Dark Blue World”
Sound: Otto Chlpek, Radim Hladik Jr., “The Rebels”
Music: Ondrej Soukup, “Dark Blue World”
Costumes: Katerina Mirova,”The Rebels”
Art Direction: Jan and Eva Svankmajer, “Otesanek”
Actress: Stella Zazvorkova,”Autumn Spring”
Supporting Actress: Zuzava Kronerova, “Wild Bees”
Actor: Vlastimil Brodsky, “Autumn Spring”
Supporting Actor: Stanislav Zindulka, “Autumn Spring”