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AutopsiA Thanatopolis

The mysterious project AutopsiA had its genesis in the alternative London culture of the late 1970s. At the start of the 1980s these London influences (Punk, early Industrial, radical conceptual art...

Pavel Sterec: Performance

A performative lecture with Pavel Sterec, a Czech visual artist and researcher interested in science, social structures and our dependency on tangible or symbolic capital. Or, as he himself writes:...

Made in Prague Festival Closing Night Party with Ventolin

The jubilee Made in Prague festival closing party takes place at the stylish Grade II listed building of The Tabernacle. Adding to the quirky vibe will be Ventolin (David Doubek) with his hilarious...

The Snake Brothers + Q&A with director Jan Prušinovský and actor Kryštof Hádek

The concept of brotherly love takes a mighty beating in this story of two thirty-something siblings (played by the real-life Hádek brothers) making ends meet in a small industrial town. Grass Snake,...

The Seven Ravens & Workshop for children

A beautiful fairy-tale based on Božena Němcová and the Brothers Grimms’ story about a young girl who saves her brothers from a horrible curse placed on them by their mother. Bohdanka embarks on...

We Are Never Alone + Q&A with director Petr Václav

In a small Czech town, a handful of people come together: a paranoid and rage-filled prison guard; his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife; a lovesick nightclub manager...

Theremin workshop: Hands off

Continuing the tradition of Hands Off festivals and the UK theremin fun meetings, the Theremin Academy team is offering free presentations and workshops for the public, given by Lydia Kavina, Ms...

Erotikon + live accompaniment by Lydia Kavina (theremin), Thomas Ang (piano)

This landmark of Czech cinema explores the moral consequences of a night of passion between a Prague playboy and a provincial stationmaster’s daughter who becomes pregnant. Abandoned by the...

Eva Nová + Q&A with director Marko Škop and actress Emília Vášáryová

Once a well-known actress, Eva Nová is leaving rehab for the third time determined to start life anew; to pick up her career and make amends with her estranged son Doďo. It was her older sister who...

A Country in Motion: Films from Burma

An evening dedicated to the recent social, political and cultural transitions in Burma presented through the eyes of its young filmmakers. Free elections, gender equality and fighting poverty are...

I, Olga Hepnarova + Q&A with director T. Weinreb and actress M. Olszanska

Set in 70s Prague, and shot in glorious black & white, I Olga opened the prestigious Panorama Section of this year’s Berlinale. Based on real events, it’s the story of a deeply troubled woman...

Doomed Beauty

A terrific study follows the rise and fall of actress Lída Baarová, whom beauty propelled into movie stardom and whose affair with Goebbels overshadowed the rest of her life. Expelled from Germany...

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...

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