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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...

The First Stuckist Tarot Exhibition

International Group Show featuring paintings by Czech artist Markéta Urbanová. Other artists include: Ella Guru, Jasmine Maddock, Peter Murphy, Joe Machine, Jonathon Coudrille, Odysseus Yakoumakis,...

Prague - Vienna: A Solo Bike Ride on the Greenways Route

The BCSA in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK invite you to an illustrated talk by Julian Wilde. Admission is free, but registration is necessary by e-mail to...

English Day Menu: Come enjoy the Czech cuisine

On Thursday October 11th The Lock Stock and Barrel in Newbury are having a Czech Day with a one-off Czech inspired menu. If you are local or would simply like to take a trip to Newbury and taste the...

Long Live the Family! at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu) is a satirical road movie by Robert Sedláček in which a banker goes on the run from justice and discovers the values of family life.

Love in the Grave at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

This documentary by David Vondráček is an account of the life and love of a homeless couple who live in a cemetery and their resilience in the face of social indifference.

Made in Ash at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Dorota, a young Roma girl, finds work in a town in Western Bohemia but soon faces redundancy in Iveta Grofová’s original take on a social realist theme.

Solar Eclipse at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Martin Mareček’s revealing documentary about two Czech technical experts working in Zambia casts uncomfortable light on a clash of cultures.

Jiri Kovanda for Liverpool Biennial

Jiri Kovanda first appeared on the art scene along with the second generation of Czech actionism in the late 1970s. He has recently been discovered in the West through his minimalist actions and...

Marketa Lazarova at Arch1

Frantisek Vlacil’s 1967 film Marketa Lazarova will be shown at the Arch1 jazz club on 12 September from 7.30 pm. The film is a powerful and passionate medieval epic set in the mid-13th Century,...

CS Party with Ivan Mladek and Banjo Band

Legendary Czech country singer Ivan Mladek will perform at the next CS Party on 22 September. You can look forward to classical music hits by Ivan Mladek and Banjo Band accompanied by lots of jokes...

Intimate Lighting on DVD

This wonderfully subtle comedy of provincial life is the debut film of a great director and one of the signature works of the Czech New Wave. Ivan Passer’s film concerns the dreams of two musician...

The Cremator on DVD

This brilliantly chilling film by Juraj Herz, a mix of Dr Strangelove and Repulsion, is set in Prague during the Nazi occupation. It tells the story of Karl Kopfrkingl (Rudolf Hrušínský), a...

Audition / Talent Competition (Konkurs) on DVD

KONKURS is Milos Forman's debut film and launched what became known internationally as the Czech New Wave. Although made as two separate 'featurettes', the style and themes were very similar and they...

The Ear on DVD

Although made in 1970, The Ear (Ucho) was immediately banned by the Czech authorities and remained unseen for twenty years, being finally released only after the Velvet Revolution took place in...

Morgiana by Juraj Herz on DVD

Juraj Herz's delirious tale of terror is a fantastical and surreal phantasmagoria of dark desires and splintered minds – a twisted Czech take on Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Poe's The Black...

Adelheid on DVD

The first colour film by Czech master František Vláčil (director of the dazzling The Valley of the Bees and Marketa Lazarová), Adelheid is a tragic love story, a controversial and emotional tale...

Daisies on DVD

A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion, Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s.

The Frantisek Vlacil Collection on DVD

This 4-Disc DVD set comprises three poetic and haunting epics from this great visionary master of world cinema, and also exclusively includes the world DVD premiere of Tomáš Hejtmánek’s intimate...

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