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Vojtěch
Kotek

Actor and director 

Vojtěch Kotek graduated from language school in Prague and the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek. He has worked in dubbing since he was eight, voicing the role of Harry Potter among others. At the age of thirteen he began his career in television movies (Tuláci, Únos domů, Smrt pedofila) and in TV series (Pojišťovna štěstí, Vyprávěj). He became famous for his role of Rendy in the teen comedy Snowboarďáci (2004) directed by filmmaker Karel Janák. He continued his successful collaboration with Janák in the film Rafťáci (2006) and Ro(c)k podvraťáků (2006). Filmmaker and actor Milan Šteindler gave him the lead role in the black comedy O život (2008). That performance caught the eye of director Alice Nellis and she offered him a part in her romantic comedy Perfect Days - Even Women Have Their Days (2011). Vojtěch frequently appears on theatre stages including the National Theatre, Drama Club, Palace Theatre and Theatre of Jara Cimrman. He is also involved in directing, dubbing, and organizing the festival Český Tučňák. Kotek is currently working on his feature film directorial debut. In the movie, Burning Bush, he plays the student leader, Ondřej Trávníček.


Filmography:
Smrt pedofila (2003)
Snowboarďáci (2004)
Rafťáci (2005)
Ro(c)k podvraťáků (2006)
Poslední vlak (2007)
O život (2008)
Venkovský učitel (2008)
Ctrl Emotion (2009)
Na vlásku (2010)
Hořící keř (2012)

Faithful
I remain
The testimonies of people who were there.

The Faithful I Remain website captures authentic and unique testimonies from witnesses of Palach’s sacrifice and presents fascinating stories from people who were inescapably affected by political trials, Soviet occupation and the subsequent “normalization”.

We invited publicly known figures to share their recollections of an historic and challenging time, resulting in a series of interviews full of intimate memories, experiences and impressions that illustrate critical turning points in the period of Communist rule.

The website was created by 2FRESH for HBO Europe s. r. o. to support the Burning Bush, a three-part drama from world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland.The project was completed with assistance from the Prague City Council and Mayor of Prague MUDr. Bohuslav Svoboda.

Burning
bush

HBO Europe's three-part drama Burning Bush, directed by world-renowned Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, premiered on the HBO film channel on 27th January 2013.

Both the most extensive and ambitious project in the history of HBO Europe, the film recalls a period of Czech modern history which had been ignored in Czech cinema until now.

The film begins with the reconstruction of the shocking act of Jan Palach, who set himself on fire on 16 January 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation

The story follows the young lawyer who represents Jan Palach’s mother against an influential Communist official and serves to describe the transformation of the Czechoslovak society at the time – from the silent protest culminating at Palach’s burial to growing resignation and the upcoming period of “normalization.”

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