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Omerzu’s Winter Flies cleans up at 2019 Czech Lion

Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu swept this year’s Czech Lion national film awards at the weekend. The road movie picked up no fewer than six prizes, including the coveted Best Film and Best Director. The other big success was The Hastrman by Ondřej Havelka.

 
 
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Ikarie XB1: New release for Czech sci…

The classic Czech sci-fi film Ikarie XB1 looks set to find fresh audiences with a new Blu-ray release next week. A…

 
 
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Prague’s Febiofest movie showcase “for…

Prague’s biggest movie event, Febiofest, kicks off on Thursday. Now in its 26th year, the festival gives many movies…

 
 
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Japanese professor brings ‘Raumplan’ of…

Japanese professor of architecture Yoshio Sakurai has over the past twelve years visited every building ever realised…

 
 
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Czech Republic to be guest of honour at…

The Leipzig Book Fair, one of the most important literary events in the world, gets underway in the East German city…

 
 
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Legendary pianist Alfred Brendel to…

The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel will come to Prague this weekend to take part in a three-day festival organised in…

 
 
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Czech singer Věra Bílá, dubbed the Ella…

It was supposed to be the week when she started her comeback tour. Instead, it ended with her death on a hospital bed…

 
 
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Czech Film Commissioner Pavlína Žipková…

Behind the scenes, a ‘subsidy war’ is raging in Central Europe among national film commissions, which have been…

 
 
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Exhibition maps Bartered Bride’s…

An exhibition mapping the famous foreign productions of The Bartered Bride, perhaps the most popular Czech opera, gets…

 
 
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Inside the atelier of twin sister…

Twin sisters Jitka and Květa Válová, named “Dames of Czech Culture” in memorandum this week, were once described by a…

 
 
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Czechia returns to Milan Triennial…

After a break of nearly 50 years, the Czech Republic will be participating in the Milan Triennial, a prestigious…

 
 
 
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