Czech film director Vera Chytilova dies aged 85


12.03.2014 19:08

Prague - Czech film director and script writer Vera Chytilova, winner of many awards including the French Order of Arts and Letters and the Czech state Medal of Merit, died in Prague today, aged 85, her family has told CTK.


Režisérka a scenáristka Věra Chytilová (na snímku z 2. února 2009). ČTK Volfík René

Chytilova stood at the birth of the new wave of Czechoslovak film in the 1960s.

She amply used satirical hyperbole in her films that took no pity on the state of society and interpersonal relations.

Chytilova became famous for her films Daisies, The Apple Game, The Very Late Afternoon of the Faun, The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodbye or Panelstory.

Some of her films were awarded at international festivals. These include "Something Different" that won the 1963 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival Grand Prize and "Daisies" that aawon the Bergamo Film Festival Grand Prix in 1966.

Though her post-communist productions were not praised as much as her older works, she did not relent in her criticism of and provocative approach to the surrounding world.

In the past few years she focused more on documentaries, in which she expressed her disappointment at that the world did not change much after the fall of the communist regime in 1989, compassion is lacking and morals are sidelined.

When Chytilova spoke about the previous regime, she said she did not have any problems with it, but that it had problems with her.

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