- Petr Zelenka
Petr Zelenka (born
August 21, 1967in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech writer and director.
His most notable work is a black comedy, "
Tales of Common Insanity" (Czech: "Příběhy obyčejného šílenství"), which he personally directed at Dejvické divadlo. He received Alfréd Radok Award for Best Play. The play was later staged in other Czech theatres as well as in Poland, Hungary, Sloveniaand Slovakia. It was also published in English and translated to Russian. In 2005Zelenka made the comedy into a not so acclaimed film, released as "Wrong Side Up". His second most notable play is "Teremin", inspired by the life of Russian inventor Léon Theremin.
*2005 - "
Wrong Side Up" (Příběhy obyčejného šílenství, screenplay and direction), received the Critics Award at the MoscowIFF and the Don Quijote Award at Cottbus
*2002 – "
Year of The Devil" (Rok ďábla, screenplay and direction), FIPRESCI Prize at the Cottbus IFF, six Czech Lion Awards including Best film and Best director, Prize Trieste at Triestefilm festival
*2000 – "Loners" (Samotáři, co-author of screenplay)
*1997 – "
Buttoners" (Knoflíkáři, screenplay and direction), winner of a Tiger award at the RotterdamIFF
*1996 – "Mňága – Happy End" (screenplay and direction), won several awards at the film festivals in Cottbus,
Plzeňand České Budějovice[http://www.czechcentre.org.uk/events/music/mnagazdorp.html]
* [http://www.theatre.cz/art/clanek.asp?id=7558 Short bio plus info about "Tales of Common Insanity"] at divadlo.cz (in English)
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