Illustration photo – Actress, screenwriter and writer Milka Zimková reads her short story at the author's reading marathon, which took place on the occasion of World Short Story Day on February 12 in Bratislava.
Bratislava – Slovakian actress and writer Milka Zimková died at the age of 71. She became famous above all for the role of a rural single mother in the film directed by Štefan Uher Pásla kone na betóne (1982), which was based on the motifs of her short story book of the same name, or for the role of a desperate guide in the drama Why? (1987) directed by Karel Smyczko. Slovak media reported on the death today.
Zimková, who in addition to acting also devoted herself to writing scripts and directing, died in hospital on Tuesday, according to information from the public Slovak broadcaster RTVS. The information about her death was confirmed by her ex-husband, the painter Ondrej Zimka, and also by her daughter Milina Zimková.
A native of the village of Okružné near Prešov, she used the East Slovak dialect in her work and often returned to the environment of Eastern Slovakia.