New edition of memoirs being published on occasion of director’s 100th birthday
A new edition of A Memoir: My Film Century (Paměti aneb Moje filmové století) – written by Czech filmmaking legend Otakar Vávra – is being published on the occasion of the director’s 100th birthday. Mr Vávra, who began his career in early sound film in Czechoslovakia, will turn one hundred on February 28th. The book, recalling the director’s work with the people like writer Karel Čapek, actors Hugo Haas or Lída Baarova, as well as newer filmmakers, features additional new material co-written by Marie Formáčková. Mr Vávra’s best-known films include Witches’ Hammer (1970) and Jan Amos Comenius (1983).