Iva Bittová is a Czech world star. The avant-garde musician is also recognized as an actress. Straddling the line between jazz and new music, Moravian folklore and classical songwriting, she has developed her own unique means of expression with her voice and violin. She has worked with renowned musicians such as Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Chris Cutler and the Kronos Quartet. As a performer, she appeared in Zelary (2003), which was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.