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Petr Zelenka

Petr Zelenka

Petr Zelenka (b. 1967, Prague) is among the most highly-regarded Czech screenwriters and directors. He graduated in screenwriting and script editing from Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU) in 1991 and later worked as a script editor for Barrandov Film Studios. His scripts include the short Allenesque piece Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex but Were Afraid to Experience (1988, dir. Jan Hřebejk) and the feature comedy Loners (2000, dir. David Ondříček). In 1993 he gained notice as a director with the fictional documentary feature Padlock (Visací zámek 1982–2007), following it up with Mňága – Happy End (1996). Then came his feature debut Buttoners (1997), Year of the Devil (2002 – Crystal Globe at KVIFF), an adaptation of his own stage play Wrong Side Up (2005), and the drama The Karamazovs (2008). His latest film Lost in Munich took the 2016 Czech Lion for Best Screenplay.

Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters