He also has several works in prose, including the storybook Pásla kone na betonu (1980), which became a model for successful films about suffering, but also the small joys of the inhabitants of a small village in eastern Slovakia. Actress, writer, screenwriter and first lady of the theater of an actor in Slovakia, Milka Zimková, was 70 years old on August 1st.
Milka Zimková (Emilia, born Lešková) was born on August 1, 1951 in the village of Okružná. After graduating from Prešov Primary School, he studied acting at the Bratislava Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) from 1969 to 1973.
She is one of the founders of an actor’s theater
After graduating, she worked at the Children’s and Youth Theater in Trnava, but since 1975 she has been working as a freelancer and has been working in the theatrical genre of monodrama for decades. She is one of the founders of the so-called theater of an actor and for her monodramatic performances she writes theatrical texts herself. With his monodramas, he represented Slovakia in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, but also in Cuba.
He found an important source of inspiration for his works in his home region. Šariš’s dialect, temperament and sense of original humor of people from the Eastern Slovakia region were successfully transferred not only to the debut of the book Pásla kone na betonu (1980), for which he received the Ivan Prize. Krask, but also in the books No a čo (1985), Bez slov (1999).
He won over audiences with a legendary film
Milka Zimková won her film and television audience by starring in the film Pásla kone na betonu (1980). The cult film, set in his hometown of Zimka, directed by Štefan Uher, was based on his book debut of the same name. In the film, she played the main character of Johana Ovšená, a single mother who tries to gain some happiness from her pregnant daughter, for example by looking for a suitable boyfriend. The success of the film also received a free sequel entitled … Horses on Concrete (1995), directed by Stanislav Párnický.
Milka Zimková’s best-known films include Mowing the Hawk’s Meadow (1981), Mature Youth (1983), Seventh Heaven (1987) and Why? (1989), and Monti’s Cardas (1989). He has received numerous awards for his acting and authorial work, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 40th Theater Festival with an Actor in Wroclaw, Poland.