Czech film academy chooses Burning Bush as Oscar candidate

23-09-2013

The Czech Television and Film Academy on Monday chose the drama Burning Bush as its candidate for nominations for the US Academy Awards for best foreign film. The movie, produced by HBO and directed by Agnieszka Holland, focuses on the story of Jan Palach, a student who set himself on fire in 1969 in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. The last Czech movie which won the Oscar was Kolya in 1997.