Jester and the Queen (Šašek a královna)

A caretaker at a medieval castle often abandons reality to live a second life as a clown to a beautiful but cruel French queen. Based on the mime play by Boleslav Polívka, the film juxtaposes two...

Traps (Pasti, pasti, pastičky)

Described as a ‘feminist black comedy,’ Chytilová’s post-communist film continues the confrontational approach of Prefab Story with the subject of a woman who is raped by two men....

Flights and Falls (Vzlety a pády)

Chytilová’s highly impressive but little-known documentary provides a fascinating and atmospheric journey into a hidden culture, one in which she herself participated. Chytilová investigates the...

Sport, Sport, Sport: Screening Programme of Soviet Era Cinema and Artist Moving Image

‘Sport, Sport, Sport’ is a screening programme event of cinema and artist moving image, curated in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and with presentations from artist...

The Art of Craft Workshop

Create your own accessory with Czech designers! No prior experience is needed and all materials and guidance will be provided. The workshop is an accompanying event of the Czech participation at the...

Prefab Story (Panelstory)

Set on a high-rise estate, Chytilová’s film delves into notions of mortality and materialism. Chytilová’s multi-level portrayal of contemporary life is a blunt and aggressive confrontation with...

The Journey + Season´s launch with Michael Bregant, Carmen Gray and Peter Hames

In an intriguing mix of home movies, interviews and film clips, Jasmina Blaževič records the life and views of Věra Chytilová – a director who explored the boundaries of film and once declared...

Ceiling (Strop) + A Bagful of Fleas (Pytel blech)

Chytilová first attracted international attention with these medium-length student films. Ceiling - a sophisticated take on the life of a fashion model which gives unusual perspectives and A Bagful...

Something Different (O něčem jiném) + The World Cafeteria (Automat svět)

Two stylish films that explore the roles of women in society. In her first feature Something Different, Chytilová tells the parallel stories of a woman gymnast, Eva Bosáková (filmed as...

Daisies (Sedmikrásky)

Chytilová’s neo-dadaist farce is full of extravagant visual effects, sensuous décor and fascinating experiments with colour. Two teenage girls stumble through a series of happenings, exploit...

The Fruit of Paradise (Ovoce stromů rajských jíme)

In her most experimental work, Zdeněk Liška’s music, Jaroslav Kučera’s cinematography and Ester Krumbachová’s design combine in a unique celebration of form. The film is nominally based on...

The Apple Game (Hra o jablko)

After six years of enforced silence following the Soviet invasion, Chytilová returned with this lively farce about a nurse seduced by a philandering doctor (played by fellow New Wave director Jiří...

Petr Horáček - Publishers' Family Workshop

Petr Horáček loves to draw animals, from puffins to butterflies. In his latest enchanting book, The Mouse Who Ate the Moon, Little Mouse wakes to find that a tasty bit of moon has fallen from the...

Pictures of the Old World - DVD release

Second Run DVD releases Dušan Hanák’s renowned film (voted ‘the best Slovak film of all time’ by Slovak critics 2000), a poetic visual essay on the forgotten people of remote Slovakian...

Tomáš Míka @ Wales Literature Exchange in Aberystwyth

Wales Literature Exchange welcomed Czech poet and translator Tomáš Míka to Aberystwyth for a residency. During his residency, held between January 10th - 17th 2015, Tomáš Míka not only had the...

Michal Zahálka arrives in London

Last September, Michal Zahálka received the first ever prize awarded by the Association of Czech Theatre Critics to authors of theatre criticism aged under 30. A student of theatre studies at...

Transport from Paradise + The Lighthouse

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Second Run and Whitechapel Gallery present a special double-bill of films together with readings by...

Brundibár

40 schoolchildren team up with professional musicians for a brand new production of Brundibár. This melodic, poignant tale was written to entertain adults and children alike. A short opera by Jewish...

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th-century Bohemia

A Lecture by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, former lecturer at Leeds University on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 6.30pm in the Czech Embassy, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY....

Sára Saudková @ Photography Now

The Brick Lane Gallery presents its first PHOTOGRAPHY NOW exhibition of 2015. After being one of their most popular exhibitions in 2014, they start this year exhibiting more innovative photographic...

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