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Energia Prima: paintings and drawings by Otto Placht

A free spirit spontaneously wandering from Prague to Amazonia and back, Otto Placht is often referred to as a painter of the jungle or a painter of ayahuasca. But he is first and foremost a seeker...

Tomáš Zmeškal at The Inspiration of ‘Exile’: Europe Meets Africa

Czech writer Tomáš Zmeškal will be one of three writers who take part in this literary evening bringing together stories of Europeans in Africa and Africans in Europe. The event is part of Europe...

2014 Soundings: New Collaborations

The ACF’s contemporary music platform brings together composers from Austria and the UK for a week of events including concerts, talks, and open rehearsals. Now in its 11th year, the project will...

Made in Prague Bonus film: The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana)

As a special bonus of the Made in Prague festival the Czech Centre is offering to all the visitors of its website free streaming of The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana). The bizarre case...

How to Find a Meteorite

The outer space and everything associated with it has fascinated the mankind ever since the ancient times. Czech geologist and geophysicist Günther Kletetschka, who investigated the fallen meteorite...

Velvet Terrorists (Sametoví teroristé)

Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, heroism and stupidity, past and present, Velvet Terrorist portrays three men who took up arms against communism and were jailed for it; Stano...

Lucky Loser (Šťastný smolař)

A comic fairy-tale about bad luck, good luck and a long journey towards love. Destined to have bad luck, Filip ruins everything he lays his hands on. Fed up with his predicament he sets out to look...

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanušovic) + Q&A with Miroslav Krobot

Thirtysomething Maruna runs the local pub and lives with her sister and domineering mother in this deadpan portrait of village life. With few eligible men around she sleeps with the blundering mayor...

DG 307

“It lay in the hollows… Not the cliffs. Not the town. There on the edge, where his eye could not make out the distance of the horizon lived his dream of darkness.” (Pavel Zajíček). DG 307, a...

K: Kafka in Komiks

Launched on the 25th November at 6.30 pm by Jaromír 99, the exhibition explores Kafka’s world using extracts from three graphic novels illustrated by leading graphic novelists in collaboration...

Honeymoon (Líbánky) + Q&A with Anna Geislerová

A chance encounter brings Honza, an uninvited guest, to the fairytale wedding of Radim and Tereza. Radim’s former schoolmate, Honza insinuates himself into their circle of family and friends. An...

The Magic Voice of a Rebel (Magický hlas rebelky)

The story of singer Marta Kubišová whose work and uncompromising attitude made her a symbol of freedom in 1968 and 1989. The biggest pop star of the 60s, Kubišová was banned from singing after...

Fair Play + discussion on Politics, Sports and the Arts with Andrea Sedláčková

Anna, a talented young sprinter, is training for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Following official instructions, she takes anabolic steroids masked as prescribed vitamins to boost her performance....

The Great Night (Velká noc)

An impressive collage of stories about prostitutes, supermarket cashiers and bar regulars; people who sleep by day and live by night. Inhabiting the world of non-stop bars, dance clubs, gambling...

The Way Out (Cesta ven) + discussion with director Petr Václav

Trapped in anti-gypsy prejudice and her own community’s entrenched behavior, Žaneta is determined to live ‘a normal life’ with her unemployed partner David, their daughter and Žaneta's...

Citizen Havel (Občan Havel)

In 1993 former political dissident, leader of the Velvet Revolution, playwright and essayist Václav Havel became the first president of a new country, the Czech Republic, and was given a mandate to...

In Silence (V tichu) + Q&A with Zdeněk Jiráský

Based on a story by Slovak musicologist Agata Shinglerová, In Silence is a stylized docu-drama about the fate of five Jewish musicians, juxtaposing their prosperous prewar lives with the horrors of...

Garbage, the City and Death (Odpad, město a smrt)

Inspired by Fassbinder’s scandalous play and based on a cult theatre production, the story of an unfortunate prostitute is filmed in Prague standing in for a dilapidated city run by corrupt police,...

The Term (Srok)

Recent history repeats itself as both tragedy and farce in this fly-on-the-Kremlin-wall documentary about the rising opposition movement against Vladimir Putin’s rule in Russia. Compiled from a...

Spitfire Company: Antiwords

Václav Havel's cult play Audience, featuring the writer's alter ego Ferdinand Vaněk and the brewmaster, is brilliantly translated into the language of physical and visual theatre with improvised...

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