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Twenty years since Kolya won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Exactly 20 years have passed since the independent Czech Republic celebrated its first ever Oscar win for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie was Kolya, a surprise global critical hit directed by Jan Svěrák, which tells the story of a Czech cellist, played by Jan's father Zdeněk, who is left to raise a young Russian boy after his mother abandons him.

 
 
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Twenty years since Kolya won Best…

Exactly 20 years have passed since the independent Czech Republic celebrated its first ever Oscar win for Best Foreign…

 
 
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Brian Eno presents “first three…

Among an impressive range of new exhibitions at the Czech National Gallery’s Trade Fair Palace is an installation by…

 
 
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Febiofest: Prague’s biggest film…

Febiofest, Prague’s biggest film festival, gets rolling on Thursday night. Now in its 24th year, the event is bringing…

 
 
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Ignoring refugee plight “tragedy and…

A major new exhibition by the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei opens in Prague on Thursday evening. The show is…

 
 
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Extensive renovation of Prague State…

The management of Prague’s National Theatre this week symbolically launched the planned renovation of the State Opera…

 
 
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Graphic artist scripts her own success…

Petra Dočekalová is a graduate of the Typography Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her…

 
 
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Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic goes on…

Alphonse Mucha’s cycle of paintings the Slav Epic has gone on display in the Japanese capital Tokyo. It is the first…

 
 
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Candid series aims to help podcast…

Czech Radio has just launched Zhasni!, or Turn the Lights Out!, the station’s first dedicated podcast series. The move…

 
 
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A Prominent Patient needed to break…

This year’s Czech Lion film awards were dominated by A Prominent Patient, which picked up a record 12 gongs for its…

 
 
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Café Slavia – A famous meeting point…

Prague is well-known for its many cafés, one of the most famous, without question, is Café Slavia, which first opened…

 
 
 
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