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Acclaimed Czech film director Jiří Menzel turns 80

Fans of Czechoslovak cinema, in particular the Czech New Wave, will most likely be familiar with many of the films of director Jiří Menzel. From the Oscar-winning Closely Watched Trains to Larks on a String and Capricious Summer, Menzel changed Czech film forever. This Friday, he celebrates his 80th birthday.

 
 
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The Czech Centre in London has in recent years devoted a lot of its energies to bringing cutting edge Czech art and…

 
 
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Czech protesters run out of patience as…

Protesters this week braved freezing temperatures to protest the pending demolition of what they regard as one of the…

 
 
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Czech TV to air ambitious miniseries…

In the New Year, Czech TV will broadcast one of its most ambitious projects to date and its biggest co-production ever:…

 
 
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Crowd funding helps Czech author tell…

Dlouhá cesta or Long Journey is the title of a new book by the Czech UK-based author Petr Horáček. The talented…

 
 
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Museum of Senses opens in Prague

When was the last time your senses deceived you? Now you have the chance to put them all to the test in the newly…

 
 
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Unique Czech underground museum wins…

Archeopark Pavlov, a unique underground museum near Mikulov in South Moravia, has won this year’s Czech Architecture…

 
 
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Villa Tugendhat – a masterpiece of…

"Less is more" is an aphorism often associated with the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He might be…

 
 
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London launch for new Petra Hůlová…

Three Plastic Rooms, a new English translation of the novel Umělohmotný třípokoj by Petra Hůlová, has just been…

 
 
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Decorative Art Museum reopens after…

The Museum of Decorative Arts in the centre of Prague has finally reopened after a protracted renovation. The largest…

 
 
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Maori group to mark Havel’s visit to…

Prague’s O2 Arena is set to see a very special concert next week. One of the most popular Czech bands Chinaski will…

 
 
 
 
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