Czech Lions film awards will be handed out
The annual Czech Lions film awards will be handed out in Prague on Saturday. The low-budget political thriller Walking Too Fast, set in the 1970s, landed 13 nominations, a record for the Lions. On Friday, the Czech TV and Film Academy announced that actor and writer Zdeněk Svěrák won the Czech Lion award for exceptional contribution to Czech cinema. Mr Svěrák wrote the screenplays for three films nominated for the US Academy Awards, including Kolya that won the Oscar in 1997.