A documentary film combining period material with interviews from a 92-year old lady and animated episodes capturing one person's life.
Born in 1961, Prague. Director, screenwriter, artist, animator, illustrator. Graduated from the Department of Film and TV Design, UMPRUM Prague (1987), director of animated and feature films. Gained international renown for her animated films that received awards at a number of international festivals, including an Academy Award nomination for Words, Words, Words in 1993, Golden Bear at the Berlin IFF in 1995, and Grand Prix at festivals in Hiroshima, Montreal, Stuttgart or Zagreb. She has taught at UMPRUM and FAMU, Academy of Arts College in San Francisco (2000), Harvard University (2004). Frequent member of juries at international festivals in Stuttgart, Valladolid, Zagreb, Espinhu, Utrecht, Brussels, etc. From 1998 to 2002 she lived in San Francisco and worked as a director at Wild Brain. Following her return to the Czech Republic in 2002, she made her feature debut Nevěrné hry (Faithless Games, 2003). In 2008 she directed her second feature film Children of the Night, written by Irena Hejdová.