Czech film critics’ awards to be handed out in Prague

The annual Czech film critics’ awards will be handed out in Prague on Saturday night. 25 feature movies and 21 documentary films are competing in this year’s installment of the awards. The feature film Poupata, or Flower Buds, by debuting Zdeněk Jiráský won eight nominations as well as Robert Sedláček’s Rodina je základ státu, or Long Live the Family. The films Alois Nebel and Innocence clinched five nominations each.

The film Flower Buds tells the story of a dysfunctional family in small Czech town. Long Live the Family follows a man who is to start his jail sentence for fraud but he has not told his wife and children whom he’s taking on a trip.

Author: Jan Richter