One of the most famous European filmmakers, winner of the Golden Palm from Cannes and the Golden Lion from Venice, holder of the Order of the British Empire. Many of his films oscillate somewhere between the British social realism and a distinctive authorial stylisation. Leigh’s compact work is characterized by very sensitive approach towards actors that often engaged improvisation, insights into various family models and an unusual touch of sensitivity and vulnerability. Leigh can also be observed as the finder of many movie stars, including Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Brenda Blethyn. In Uherské Hradiště, Mike Leigh will present a comprehensive overview of his works and tell us which three films have influenced him the most.