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The Noonday Witch + introduction by screenwriter Michal Samir and composer Ben Corrigan

A modern version of Karel Jaromír Erben’s 19th century poem follows the young widow Eliška (Anna Geislerová) who moves into her late husband’s home village. With grief still fresh and lacking...

Home Care + Q&A with director Slávek Horák and actor Bolek Polívka

Vlasta, a dedicated home care nurse, works long hours travelling all over the countryside to visit her patients while her retired husband Láďa (bolek polívka) potters about at home waiting for his...

Schmitke + Q&A with director Štěpán Altrichter

Julius Schmitke (Peter Kurth), German wind turbine engineer and man of few words, is sent to a small Czech village in the Ore Mountains on the Czech-German border to fix a mysterious creaking in one...

The Long Night of Czech Shorts

A twisted 19th century queer romance about one of the nation's most influential writers; a black comedy about death full of hunters, drunkards and morbid humour; a horror inspired by Karel Jaromír...

Greedy Tiffany

Pepa drinks cheap booze making a living robbing cottages and pawning the stolen goods. When he stumbles upon video footage pointing to a mysterious treasure, he sets off on a hunt armed with a metal...

The Shop on the High Street

Tóno Brtko is appointed ‘Aryan controller’ of an old Jewish widow’s sewing shop in Nazi-occupied Slovakia under anti-Jewish laws. The widow, barely aware of the war around her, considers Tóno...

Always Together

25 years ago cyberneticist Petr and teacher Simona opted for a life outside mainstream society. Today they have nine children, all living together in a caravan in the midst of nature with no running...

Family Film

Liberal parents Karel and Eva (Karel Roden and Vanda Hybnerová) go sailing in the Indian Ocean with their beloved dog Otto, leaving their two children home alone. Given free range, Anna invites over...

Miro Žbirka @ 229 Venue

A final concert of Meky’s “Road to Abbey Road” Tour promoting his very last album recorded in Abbey Road studios with such names as Pete Brown or Blair Cunningham (Paul McCartney drummer). Very...

David @ Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

Suffocated by his overprotective parents and tired of being a burden on their lives, a troubled young man decides to leave the security of his family to find himself and his place in life. An...

Role of Franta Bělský and Irena Sedlecka in the Revitalisation of British Portrait Sculpture

The art of both Franta Bělský and Irena Sedlecka was forged in Prague and neither lost their faith in their shared Czech heritage. Bělský fought in the British Army during the Second World War...

Architects reimagine bathing - from guerilla saunas to pop-up bath houses

Soak, Steam, Dream: Reinventing Bathing Culture, the latest exhibition from the Roca London Gallery, explores a new social bathing culture emerging through architectural projects around the world....

Gasworks Residency Open Call 2017

This opportunity will enable an aspiring Czech artist or artist based in the Czech Republic to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 3 April – 26 June 2017. Gasworks’...

Roman Štětina: Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář

Czech artist Roman Štětina’s work investigates the processes of creating broadcast media including film, television and radio. His videos, installations and sculptures foreground the props,...

Conviction

Spring. Prague 1950. Two years since the Communist coup d'etat, Milada Horakova, activist, politician and mother is under surveillance by the secret police. First year law student Ludmila Brozova is...

The Noonday Witch (Polednice) at the 60th BFI London Film Festival

Taking inspiration from an old Czech folk tale, The Noonday Witch tells the story of Eliska, a single mother who relocates to the rural village where her late husband grew up. Cautiously evading...

Pat Butcher: The Life and (Hard) Times of Emil Zátopek

With close to a score of world records and the hero of the 1952 Olympic Games, Emil Zátopek was the most successful athlete in Czech(oslovak) history, giving his compatriots many reasons to be proud...

Delfina Foundation: Open Call for Czech Artists and Curators

With support from the Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme and Czech Centre London, Delfina Foundation is offering a six-week residency to a curator or artist with Czech...

MAK! Studio in Birmingham

The final stop of the Czech travelling architects from MAK! studio on their UK Tour will be The Old Print Works in Birmingham. Together with the local community MAK! will bring to life the beautiful...

Czech Films at Visegrad Film Festival

A great line up of Czech films will be screened in Cork, Ireland, as part of the Visegrad Film Festival showcasing the best cinema from the “heart of Europe”. The programme includes Petr...

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