US director Terry Gilliam receives Miroslav Ondříček Award at Písek film festival

02-08-2009

The American film director and former member of the Monty Python comedy group Terry Gilliam has been presented with the Miroslav Ondříček Award at the first annual River Film Festival in the south Bohemian town of Písek. Miroslav Ondříček, a Czech cinematographer closely associated with Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman, personally presented the award for lifetime’s contribution to world cinema to Terry Gilliam, who is a frequent visitor to the Czech Republic. Mr Gilliam, who has made such films as Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, also appears in a trailer for River Film Festival, which runs until next Sunday.