Arnost Lustig is one of the world’s most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig’s novel A Girl from Antwerp upon which the film Colette is based, draws on the author’s personal experience in a Nazi concentration camp and his own recollection of several escape attempts from the hell of Auschwitz. The story of the Pulitzer Prize nominee Lustig is about the power of love under extreme life circumstances. It is a story of young lovers and their vigorous determination to escape from a hopeless life condition and courage to face death.
Nominations: Czech Lion Award, Czech Lions 2014
Milan Cieslar, director, writer