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[17.01.2016 7:33 UTC] Daniela Lazarová
Vojtěch Jasný presented Vladislav Vančura award for lifelong contribution to Czech cinematography

The Czech Film and Television Association FITES on Saturday presented its prestigious Vladislav Vančura award for lifelong contribution to Czech cinematography to film director Vojtěch Jasný, 90. Jasný was one of the first students of the Czech film academy FAMU in the field of photography and film direction 70 years ago. His films Desire (Touha, 1958) ,The Cassandra Cat (Až prijde kocour, 1963) and All My Good Countrymen (Všichni dobří rodáci 1968), are considered masterpieces of Czech cinema. All My Good Countrymen, which won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for best director in 1969, was later banned by the communist regime. After the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, Jasný fled to the West.