Burning Bush wins SIGNIS award at Hong Kong International Film Festival

The movie Burning Bush by Polish director Agnieszka Holland, depicting the aftermath of the self-immolation of Jan Palach following the Soviet-led 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, has won the SIGNIS award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The prize is awarded in recognition of films that express social and humanitarian concerns, as well as spiritual and artistic values. The film recently picked up a record 11 prizes at the Czech Lion film awards in Prague including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.