Death of former child star, a time to reminisce

The death of Czech actress Dana Vávrová reminded of what for many people of my generation was the golden age of Czech popular cinematography in the 1970s and early 1980s. During the worst of the communist backlash after 1968, many creative energies went into 'non-objectionable' cultural endeavors and somehow managed to produce an amazing amount of creative output the depth and breadth of which is is often not appreciated with much of the focus on Czech writers and filmmakers in exile or out of favor with the regime of the time. But Dana Vávrová's best known film the 1976 'Ať žijí duchové' (Long live the ghosts) certainly stands among the best in children's cinemas as do many other creations of that era. Also typical of that generation, Vávrová emigrated to the then West Germany where she became a successful actress and director.
Zemřela filmová Leontýnka - www.lidovky.cz V Německu zemřela česká herečka a režisérka Dana Vávrová, která se proslavila hlavně v dětských rolích, například ve filmu Ať žijí duchové. Podle dostupných informací podlehla Vávrová rakovině. Bylo jí 41 let.

 

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