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Will darkly funny animated Czech short snag Happy End at the 2017 Oscars?

Just a few days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 10 films worldwide which had made the short list for Oscar nominations in the Animated Short Films Category. Among them, is a film entitled Happy End, the work of up and coming Czech animator Jan Saska. In his late 20s, Saska worked on Happy End throughout studies in Zlín and at Prague’s FAMU film school. The B&W short, about the misadventures of a bunch of Czech hunters, a tractor driver, a party-goer and a not so good-looking corpse, is darkly funny and told in an unconventional style.

 
 
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A new documentary film just out takes a Polish angle on the life and works of the celebrated Czech songwriter and…

 
 
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Czech film I, Olga Hepnarová gets UK…

The Czech film I, Olga Hepnarová – which opened the prestigious Panorama section at this year’s Berlinale – has now…

 
 
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A major retrospective of the works of the great 20th century Czech photographer Josef Sudek was launched recently by…

 
 
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Czech museum scores with unique opera…

The Czech Museum of Music is set to receive a unique collection of letters written by the legendary Czech opera singer…

 
 
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Trekkies sell out Prague’s Rudolfinum…

Fans of cult series Star Trek will be flocking to Prague’s Rudolfinum Concert Hall on Wednesday night to hear tunes…

 
 
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Jihlava 2016: From Roma footballers to…

This year’s Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, which came to a close on Sunday, was the 20th edition of…

 
 
 
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