Top Czech film dramaturge, screenwriter Václav Šašek dies at 89

The leading Czech screenwriter and dramaturge Václav Šašek has died at the age of 89. As a dramaturge he worked on such well-known films as Behold Homolka, My Sweet Little Village and the Oscar-winning Kolya, as well as Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball by Miloš Forman.

Šašek’s movie scripts included Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia and Oil Lamps and he was one of the writers of Ivan Passer’s Czechoslovak New Wave classic Intimate Lighting.

Author: Ian Willoughby