David Ondříček

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David Ondříček
David Ondříček (2007)
Born (1969-06-23) 23 June 1969 (age 55)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1996–present
SpouseMartha Issová

David Ondříček (born 23 June 1969)[1] is a Czech film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2021, he won the Best Director Czech Lion Award for Zátopek.[2] His 2012 film In the Shadow won nine Czech Lion Awards.

Ondříček is the son of the late Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondříček.[1] He attended the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague from 1987 to 1992.[1] In 1999, Ondříček founded Lucky Man Films, a film production company.[1]

Ondříček has two daughters (born 2012 and 2018) by fiancé Martha Issová.[1]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Zátopek director[3]
2018 Dukla 61
2012 In the Shadow
2006 Grandhotel
2003 One Hand Can't Clap
2000 Samotáři
1996 Šeptej this was Ondříček's debut film[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "David Ondříček: Kariéra, osobní život" [David Ondříček: Career, personal life]. eXtra.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  2. ^ Chapman, Wilson (5 March 2022). "David Ondříček's 'Zátopek' Leads 2022 Czech Lion Awards With Eight Wins". Variety. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  3. ^ Lodge, Guy (25 August 2021). "'Zátopek' Review: A Legendary Czech Olympian Gets an Appealingly Low-Key Biopic". Variety (Film review). Retrieved 7 May 2023.