Petr Zelenka

Czech Republica

Petr Zelenka

Born 1967. He studied script-writing at the Prague Film School, FAMU 1986-1991.
Between June 1990 and March 1991 he worked as a script editor at the Barrandov Film Studios. Between 1990 and 1996 four of his original television screenplays were produced by the Czech Television.

FILMS:
Mňága-Happy End (1996), (writer, director) – feature directorial debut.
Buttoners (1997), (writer, director) – a major Czech cult film of the decade, winning many awards, e.g.: 4 “Czech Lions” 1997 (Czech Film Academy Awards), Tiger Award 1998 at Rotterdam Film Festival (Best Feature Film. Released in cinemas in England, France, Holland and Poland.
Loners (2000), (writer) – No. 1 box office hit in the Chech Republic of 2000, won several audience awards (e.g.Thessaloniki Film Festival).
Powers (2000) – a short fiction film from the Erotic Tales series.
– Year Of The Devil (2002) – (writer and director) – awards (among others): Crystal Globe KVIFF (main prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival), 6 “Czech Lions”.
Wrong Side Up (2005) (writer, director, based on his play) – released in cinemas in Slovakia, Poland and Russia.

PLAYS:
Tales Of Common Insanity (an original play) -2001(written and directed for Dejvicke Theatre, Prague). Translated into English, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish. Currently running at Dejvicke theatre, in about 4 theatres in Poland, also in Germany and Slovakia. Radok Prize for the best original play, 2001.
Train Departures (a play based on Michael Frayn´s short “Chinamen”) 2004. A play for Slovak theatre Astorka. Currently playing also at Teatr Na Woli in Warsaw.
Teremin (an original play) 2005 (directed and first shown in Dejvicke Theatre). Translated into English, Russian, Polish, German.