Drahomíra Vihanová was born in south Moravia in the town of Moravský Krumlov on July 31st 1930. After graduating grammar school, she followed her interest in classical piano and moved to Brno to study at the conservatory. Her professor confessed to her that he didn’t believe she was meant to be a pianist so Vihanová left for Prague where she quickly found work at a television station as an assistant director on musical broadcasts. She enjoyed the work and wanted to advance in her career, and her superiors suggested that she would need to educate herself more before continuing the career path. She attended FAMU in the early sixties with several of the major directors of the Czech New Wave, such as Chytilová and…