Meeting with
Petr Zelenka

BFM — 34
BFM — 34
07 March
Bookshop – Piazza della Libertà – Bergamo

Czech director Petr Zelenka, one of the protagonists of BFM 34 section Europe, Now!, will meet the audience March 7 at Bookshop in Piazza della Libertà.

Petr Zelenka will be present at Bergamo Film Meeting from March 7 to 11.

Playwright and director of film and theater already known to the Bergamo Film Meeting audience – he was in the competition in 1998 with Buttoners (Knoflíkári), which won the first prize, and in 2006 with Wrong Side Up (Príbehy obycejného sílenstvíi, third prize) – Petr Zelenka (1967) is among the most popular, internationally recognized and awarded Czech filmmakers. A firm believer in the importance and predominance of writing above directing in the creative process, he wrote and directed all his films and plays. In 1998, his first feature Buttoners (Knoflíkári) received the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival and four Czech Lions by the Czech Film and Television Academy. In 2000, he wrote the screenplay of Loners (Samotari), which soon became a blockbuster in the Czech Republic. With the feature film Year of the Devil (Rok d ‘ ábla) he won the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International 2002 and six Czech Lions, including Best Director and Best Film. Wrong Side Up (Príbehy obycejného sílenstvíi, 2005) is based upon one of his most successful stage plays, which in 2004 was presented in both Europe and Canada. The Brothers Karamazov (Karamazovi, 2008), an original adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel, made its international debut in the official selection at the 43° Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it earned a special mention from the Jury and the FIPRESCI prize. The film also received two Czech Lions (Best Director and Best Picture) and in 2008 represented the Czech Republic at the Oscars as Best Foreign Film. His work as a playwright is translated and staged all over Europe. The satirical comedy Lost in Munich (2015), named best film of 2015 according to the Czech Academy of Film and Television, will premiere in Italy at the Bergamo Film Meeting.


06 March2010



26 March
10 April
An exhibition dedicated to Priit and Olga Pärn, the Estonian directors who are also the protagonists of the 40th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting animation cinema complete retrospective.
07 March
15 March
On the occasion of the re-release of the film in a restored version, Bergamo Film Meeting presents for the first time in Italy an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and work materials of the first feature film by Jean-François Laguionie, Gwen, le livre de sable.
09 March
17 March
A poet, writer and director considered one of the greatest Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century, Pier Paolo Pasolini will be the protagonist of this festival event consisting of a photo exhibition, a panel discussion and the screening of three restored films

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