EP15: Štěpán Hulík
Screenwriter Štěpán Hulík shot to attention almost a decade ago when, still in his 20s, he wrote Burning Bush, a big-budget mini-series helmed by no less a name than the great European director Agnieszka Holland. Since then he has notched up further successes and his latest project, Suspicion, is just about to launch at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In this laidback interview Hulík (37) explains why an average novel is easier to adapt for the big screen than a literary classic, discusses the screenwriting mistakes that annoy him most as a viewer – and reveals the perhaps unlikely figure who first sparked his interest in cinema.
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