TV mini-series Volga dominates annual Czech film awards

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Czech Television’s series Volga swept this year’s Czech Lion national film awards at the weekend. The mini-series about a Czechoslovak television chauffer picked up five prizes, including the Best Actor and best Supporting Actor. The Best Film Award went to Brothers, a retelling of the Cold War story of the controversial Mašín brothers.

The Best Film award at Saturday’s Czech Lions went to Brothers, a film about the controversial Mašín brothers, who formed an armed resistance group and who fought their way out of communist Czechoslovakia to West Berlin killing several people in the process, a topic which remains divisive to this day.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková