Filmmaker Chytilová hospitalised

The Czech film director Věra Chytilová, known worldwide for her work during the 1960s Czech New Wave, was hospitalised after falling ill on Saturday morning. The 82-year-old filmmaker reportedly had a private meeting at the headquarters of public broadcaster Czech TV, when she fell ill. The spokeswoman for Prague’s emergency services said an ambulance was called to take Mrs Chytilová to hospital. No further details have been released at the patient’s request. Some of Věra Chytilová’s most famous films include Daisies and The Inheritance.

Author: Jan Velinger