‘Happiness’ hailed at Czech fest

Pilsen finds 'Something' special

Czech struggles for domestic bliss held sway at this year’s Pilsen Finale fest, the Czech Republic’s main film honors, with Bohdan Slama’s “Something Like Happiness” scoring the main kudo, the Golden Kingfisher.

Many of the key bizzers turned out to toast Slama’s win in the west Bohemian town of Pilsen, where the victory only added steam following Slama’s sweep of the Czech Lions for the same character drama in February.

Set in a bleak industrial town, “Happiness” stars Pavel Liska, Ana Geislerova and Tatiana Vilhelmova, all of whom also won Czech Lions.

Lucie Kralova’s “Kids From Hartmanice,” an exploration of children’s dreams, won for docu under 30 minutes, with the Golden Kingfisher for docu over 30 minutes going to Zdenek Novotny Brickovsky for “A Legend of the Bird’s Egg.”

Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer picked up the FICC international film club award and students’ jury award for his farce “Lunacy,” based on the exploits of the Marquis de Sade.

Czech teen sex comedy “Rafters” won the audience prize, with its lead, Vojtech Kotek, scoring a perf nod.

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