Lucia Kasová is a Czech film and television director, best known for her award-winning films and documentaries. She was born in Prague in 1957 and studied at the Prague Film Academy. Her first feature film, The End of the World According to Mary (1996), won the Czech Lion Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Prize at the 1997 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Kasová's career began in the mid-1980s, when she directed short films and documentaries for Czechoslovak Television. Her first feature film, The End of the World According to Mary, was an adaptation of a novel by the Czech writer Milan Kundera. It tells the story of a young woman's search for her identity in a post-Communist society. The film earned Kasová critical acclaim and established her as a major director in the Czech Republic.
Kasová has since directed a variety of films, including the romantic comedy Nobody Wants to Die (2000), the drama In the Shadow of the Moon (2004), and the documentary Caught in the Crossfire (2008). Her films often explore complex social issues, such as the struggles of the post-Communist generation, the role of women in society, and the experience of immigration.
In addition to her work as a feature film director, Kasová has also directed numerous television films and series. Her television credits include the drama series Don't Make Me Cry (2006), the comedy series Everyday Life (2007), and the drama series The World of Dreams (2009).
Kasová has won several awards for her work, including the Czech Film Award for Best Director in 1997 and the Czech Lion Award for Best Director in 2000. She has also been recognized by the Czech Film and Television Academy and the Czech Film Critics' Association. In 2010, she was appointed as a professor at the Prague Film Academy.
Kasová is one of the most influential figures in Czech cinema. Her films offer a unique and powerful perspective on contemporary Czech society, and her work has been acclaimed both in her native country and abroad.