Spacek pic nabs five Czech Lions
Helmer Radim Spacek’s “Walking Too Fast,” a thriller seen by just 22,000 people, ran away with five Czech Lions including film, director and screenplay at the Czech Republic’s Film Awards in Prague on Saturday.
Film, which also won the actor prize for Ondrej Maly and cinematography, follows a Cold War-era communist secret police agent who begins to unravel as his feelings for a girl he’s shadowing grow.
Zuzana Bydzovska took actress for her performance as a grieving mother in Alice Nellis’ “Mamas and Papas,” while Helena Trestikova drew the docu prize for “Katka,” her study of a drug addict.
Foreign-language film kudo went to Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.”
Comedian and scribe Zdenek Sverak, father of helmer Jan Sverak, was honored for artistic contribution to Czech film.