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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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Festival of Democracy, the associated…

The Festival of Democracy, an associated programme of the upcoming Forum 2000 conference, is kicking off in Prague and…

 
 
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Žižkov Tower babies come down for…

The sculptures of babies gracing one of Prague’s dominant landmarks, the Žižkov TV Tower, are coming down for…

 
 
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British artist buries MiG 21 fighter…

The Prague art Gallery Rudolfinum is celebrating its 100th exhibition with a number of spectacular side-events; none…

 
 
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Screen and stage great Jan Tříska dies…

Well-known in Czechoslovakia, Jan Tříska had to start all over again after his emigration to the US. But his career had…

 
 
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Kubišová returns to studio with A…

Almost five decades after recording her trademark song, the soon to retire Marta Kubišová gets a little help from some…

 
 
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Author whose work sparked hit movies…

Friends recall writer Petr Šabach, whose stories became the basis for some of the best-loved Czech films of recent…

 
 
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Restorer: Black Peter was funnier with…

As a restored version of Miloš Forman’s 1964 classic Black Peter enters cinemas, the head of the digitalisation team…

 
 
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Competition for public’s attention…

Nearly ten years ago, the Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan reopened its doors to the public…

 
 
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British Stuckist artist Joe Machine…

British Stuckist artist Joe Machine is best known for his raw paintings depicting violence, sex and crime; all images…

 
 
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Kintera: I like when visitors are part…

A major Prague show by Czech sculptor Krištof Kintera features both large-scale, technically challenging pieces and…

 
 
 
 
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