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Ayelet Zurer in Milada. Photo: IMDB

The movie Milada describes the life story of Milada Horáková, “a democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.”

This is not the first film made about Milada Horáková, who was the only woman who got executed by the Communist regime for her political ideas, but this is surely the first feature movie depicting her life. Indeed, this movie is not only focusing on the political aspect of her life, is talking about more personal details…

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Robert Gant and Ayelet Zurer in Milada. Photo: IMDB

Ayelet Zurer, the Israeli star, had been chosen to embody Milada Horáková, meanwhile, the Czech star Anna Geislerová embodies the communist prosecutor Ludmila Brožová.

David Mrnka directed the movie and started working on this project more than 10 years ago with the daughter of Milada Horáková: Jana Kánská. She even supported him to make this movie.

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Jana Kánská, photo: CTK

Jana Kánská: “David Mrnka came a long time ago and he visited Washington where I live right now. He had so much information already, which he obtained from the archives and from all the historical documents, that I was absolutely sure he was the right person to make this very difficult film. So I faithfully waited until now, when the film became reality.”

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Milada Horáková on the left, Ayelet Zurer embodying her on the right.

The premiere of the film took place in Prague, before being screened in cinemas everywhere in the world.

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Ayelet Zurer, On set with makeup artist Andrea McDonald.

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“Ayelet Zurer completely embraced Milada, she is, very touching, very powerful, Milada’s story takes so much sense,  especially at this time of our era, where women stand more than ever to defend our rights. The famous so precious freedom of speech, that cost Milada’s life who got betrayed by the very same people that she was fighting for during world war II, against the nazism, she later had to face her own people turning their rage, into a very bad communism era, where nobody had rights, especially women.

She was a woman fighting for her rights, fighting for her people. A mother fights for her daughter, for her daughter to be living in a world of freedom, in a world of hope.” Claire Arnaud-Aubour

About Ayelet Zurer:

Ayelet Zurer was born and raised in Tel AvivIsrael, to a Jewish family. Her mother was born in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Israel at 16 years old. Her mother was saved during World War II by hiding in a convent in the Slovak state.[2][3] During her military service in the Israel Defense Forces, Zurer was a member of a military band under the IDF’s Northern Command.

After finishing her service, Zurer studied acting for three years in Yoram Levinsteun Academy. She then moved to the United States and studied with George Morison at the Actors Workshop in NYC. She was invited to play the lead in Florentine, one of Israel’s iconic television shows. She returned to Israel, developed a career on stage, in films, and in television and became one of Israel’s most acclaimed actresses. In 2006 when Ayelet was cast in Steven Spielberg’s Munich, she moved with her family to California where she resides today.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images| Monte Carlo Golden Nymphs Awards Ayelet Zurer won the best actress in a drama / Hostages Israelian TV original series


Mini bio by Claire Arnaud-Aubour (IMDB)

Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel’s most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana’s character’s wife in the Oscar® nominated film Munich. Since arriving in the United States, Zurer has starred in Studio films, including Sony Pictures’ Vantage Point with Dennis Quaid and William Hurt, Samuel Goldwyn’s Fugitive Pieces opposite Stephen Dillane, Paul Schrader’s Adam Resurrected opposite Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe. Ron Howard’s Angeles and Demons, opposite Tom Hanks, Darling Companion, a Lawrence Kasdan ensemble cast featuring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Warner Bros. Man Of Steel opposite Russell Crow. She filmed Rodrigo Garcia, Last days in the desert opposite Ewan McGregor, as well as awaiting the release of the movie The Last Knights by the Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya opposite Clive Owen.

She won the Gold Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 54th Festival of Television of Monte-Carlo for her role in the series “Hostages”. Ayelet won the Israeli Film And T.V Academy Award for her lead performance in Nina’s Tragedies. She also received nominations for her work in the features Only Dogs Run Free, The Dybbuk from the Holy Apple Field, Desperado, and Rutenberg. She won the Haifa International Film Festival, critic award and was awarded a star on Haifa’s “film Boulevard,” for her international and local achievements. Zurer also won the Israeli Television Academy Award for her lead performance in “In Treatment,” a highly acclaimed television series that has been adapted by HBO for American television. In 2014 She was nominated apposite herself in the year’s best drama “Shtisel”, but won the best actress in a drama for her portrayal of a brilliant surgeon faced with the life and death dilemma in Hostages, sold to BBC4 and Canal Plus, and as a format to the American ABC. The “face ” of one of Israel leading woman fashion companies- GOLBARY. She is a producer, a writer, an illustrator of two adult books, “Shorts, ” and the bestseller “Badolina” by Gabi Nitazn. Ayelet has developed a few of her own projects in Israel and the U.S,  Expressing interest in working internationally with directors from all over the world, believing in joining unknown writers/directors as well as known ones.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Claire Arnaud-Aubour

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