Irena Pavlásková was born in 1960. She graduated in filn and TV directing from Prague Theatre and Music Art Academy. A series of her films were shown at the youth cinema festivals with great success. Her career took off with the film Time of Servants
, that was awarded The Best Debut at the Cannes film festival, Grand-Prix
at the Montreal and Bratislava film festivals and also prizes at the filn festivals in Geneva, Moscow and Tallinn. In the mid 90s
her TV version of a novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky was a great success. The sequel of this work, Time of Debts
was the best in the Czech box-office in 1998.
This film was also the first production of Pavlásková's own studio Eydelle Film
. This year Pavlásková's picture Bestiary
was a part of Focus On World Cinema program of the Montreal film festival.
The master-class is organized by the European Commission Delegation to Russia.