Bohdan Sláma

Director, Writer, Story

Bohdan Sláma (b. 1967, Opava, Czechoslovakia) studied at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) and completed his studies in feature film direction at Prague’s FAMU in 1997 with his graduate film White Acacias (1996). His feature debut The Wild Bees (2001) drew on the poetic style of the 1960s Czechoslovak New Wave and won numerous awards at international film festivals (e.g. Tiger Award at Rotterdam and SKYY prize at San Francisco). Representing the Czech Republic, the film competed for an Oscar nomination and the European Film Award. The similarly atmospheric film Something Like Happiness (2005) took away seven Czech Lions and Best Film at San Sebastián. Further accolades followed for Country Teacher (2008), which won two Czech Lions, and Four Suns (2012), which competed at Sundance. Sláma has also shot several episodes of the series Blaník Office.  He heads the department of film direction at FAMU. In 2017, Sláma directed Ice Mother, his last film so far. The unortodox romance dominated Czech Lion Awards with 6 wins and it became Czech Oscar candidate. Up-coming Sláma's film Shadow Country should be released in the second half of 2020.


Ice Mother

2017, Fiction
Director, Writer

Four Suns

2012, Fiction
Director, Writer

A Country Teacher

2008, Fiction
Director, Writer

Something Like Happiness

2005, Fiction
Director, Writer, Story


2002, Fiction
Director, Writer

Wild Bees

2001, Fiction
Director, Writer

White Acacia

1997, Fiction
Director, Writer, Story

Shadow Country

2020, Fiction

Czech Film Center


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