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Flower Buds

It’s Christmas in a small industrial town and Hrdina’s family struggles to get by. Father makes matchstick models in bottles and is addicted to playing slot machines, while his hard working wife...

The Last Flight of Petr Ginz

Petr Ginz, a child prodigy from Prague, was a writer and artist whose imaginary works captured a world of adventure and exotic locations. By 14 he had written five novels, a diary about the Nazi...

Beauty and the Beast

Julie, the Beauty of the piece, sacrifices herself for her father and sets off to the haunted castle occupied by the bird-headed monster, the Beast. Taken by her beauty, the Beast keeps her in his...

The House Gala Screening with director Zuzana Liová

Disowning his eldest daughter who married too young a man he disapproves of, irascible and stubborn Imrich commences single-handedly building a house for his younger daughter Eva in the family...

Czech Jazz Night: Libor Šmoldas Quartet

The closing concert of the Czech Jazz series belongs to the Libor Šmoldas Quartet, an outstanding Czech quartet that shares a deep musical connection offering a masterful display of compositional...

London Jazz Festival: Tomáš Liška Trio

The leading Czech double bassist Tomáš Liška with talented pianist Vít Křišťan and acoustic guitarist virtuoso David Dorůžka perform compositions which balance on the edge of improvisation,...

Generation Singles

They are unmarried, flexible, financially independent...and single. Are long-term relationships an anachronism or an unattainable ideal? Who are the singles and why do they live without a partner?...

Opening Gala Screening: Alois Nebel

Summer 1989. Alois Nebel works as a stationmaster in a small village in the Jeseník mountains, close to the Polish border. Preferring old timetables to people, Nebel lives through his memories,...

The UK - Czech Jazz Night: Najponk Trio

The opening night of the New Czech Jazz series will feature the Najponk Trio as they launch their new CD The Real Deal, bringing delicate and subtle touches to well known jazz standards. Leading...

The Organist of St Vitus’ Cathedral + live music accompaniment by Najponk

Love, blackmail and betrayal are the subjects of this successful melodrama, adapted for the screen by poet Vítězslav Nezval and directed by Martin Frič later known for his satirical comedies with...

Church 365 exhibition

CHURCH 365, organised with the blessing of His Eminence Dominik Cardinal Duka, Archbishop of Prague, is a Czech exhibition of large black and white photographs documenting the restoration of several...

Splendour and Spectacle: Great Buildings and Gardens of Moravia

A lecture by Barbara Peacock on Moravia's magnificent architectural heritage. While mediaeval castles and Renaissance chateaux abound, the area is particularly noted for its splendid Baroque...

Svit Gallery at Frieze Frame

Czech gallery Svit will be representing the Czech Republic at this year's Frieze Art Fair with photographs by Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák. The project for Frame is based on a confrontation...

Tereza Buskova for IMPRINT - Experimental Feminist Arts Festival

Czech artist Tereza Buskova will give a collaborative live performance as a part of IMPRINT 2012, the UK's only festival dedicated to supporting women artists whose work centres around improvisation...

Divokej Bill: Staropramen UK Tour

An eight-piece folk-rock band from the Czech Republic, Divokej Bill is best known as a band whose catchy and accessible music helped them become one of Eastern Europe's best-selling and best-loved...

Closely Observed Trains

A young man follows his father into the railway company, carrying supplies to the German army through occupied Czechoslovakia. His hope to explore love and sexuality for the first time is repeatedly...

President Vaclav Havel: Photographs 1988 - 2011

An exhibition of photographs of late Czech president Vaclav Havel by the Czech News Agency photo reporters opens at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London on 5 October. The exhibition presents...

Jan Culik: A Society in Distress - book launch

Jan Culik’s book analyses the value system constructed by Czech feature films produced since the fall of communism in 1989 and provides an overview of some three hundred Czech feature films made...

Czech Films at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival Czech cinema is represented by a satirical road movie Long Live the Family!, drama about a young Roma girl Made in Ash, documentaries Solar Eclipse and Love...

Non-Swimmers at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Short film by Jakub Smid Non-swimmers is part of a short film programme called In Limbo at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. The film is about Wendy, who finds herself spending the summer holidays...

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