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US film maker Richard Lester to be awarded at Febiofest

28 February 2013

Prague, Feb 27 (CTK) - American film director Richard Lester, known for his 1960s work with the Beatles, will be one the personalities awarded at the 20th Febiofest international film festival that will be held in Prague in late March, the festival head Fero Fenic told journalists yesterday.

Lester directed the films A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965). In the early 1980s, he made Superman II and Superman III.

Along with Lester, British film producer Jeremy Thomas, who produced The Last Emperor that won nine Academy awards in 1988, and Polish actor, screenwriter and drama teacher Jerzy Stuhr will receive the festival's Kristian award for their contribution to world cinematography.

Fenic announced previously that American actress Geraldine Chaplin will be the main guest of the festival that opens on March 14.

Thomas will receive the Kristian award at the festival's opening prior to the screening of Kon-Tiki (2012), a film on Thor Heyerdahl's famous raft expedition across the Pacific in 1947, nominated for the best foreign language Oscar.

The two other films presented at the opening will be Gambit, a remake after the screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and Renoir, a new film by Gilles Bourdos on the relationship between teenage Andree Heuschling and the old famous painter Pierre-August Renoir.

Febiofest offers 180 films this year that will be screened in nine cinemas of the Cinestar Andel multiplex. The accompanying concerts will be held in the complex's garages as well as in the Malostranska beseda club in the city centre.

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