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The Birth of Czechoslovakia: Myth and Reality

Exactly 100 years ago, at the end of the First World War, a new state of Czechoslovakia was created in central Europe. For many this 'national state' of Czechs and Slovaks was a dream come true: it...

Anna Hulačová: Graceful ride

In Anna Hulačová: Graceful ride, table–like horizontal surfaces are inset with abstracted forms which mutate from cell structures, micro-organisms or insect's internal organs, within a biosphere of...

Zorka Ságlová @ Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

The acclaimed Czech artist Zorka Ságlová will be showcased in major group exhibition which looks and explores resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective across...

From You to Me: Four Generations of Women

Artist Tereza Stehlíková presents a selection of her short films and together with Dr Claire Pajaczkowska discusses the reality and myths surrounding the mother-daughter relationship, the power of...

Lewisham Choral Society plays Dvořák

Lewisham Choral Society presents a concert celebrating the music of Antonín Dvořák: two joyful choral works and his charming Sonatina for piano and flute.

CZECH100

This October marks the 100th year anniversary since the foundation of Czechoslovakia. To inaugurate this momentous occasion the Czech Centre presents CZECH100 - a festival of art, design, fashion,...

Jan Kaplický: Visions of the Future

Czech radical neofuturist architect Jan Kaplický (1937 –2009), whose best-known work includes the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, which won the prestigious Stirling Price in 1999 and the World...

Protest, Performativity, Post-Truth - The Legacy of 1968

With its three main panels - Protest and Performativity, Gender and Dissent and Living in Post-Truth – this symposium invites academics, artists and activists to explore the legacy of the 1968 Prague...

The Velvet Revolution + discussion with Pavel Seifter and Jiří Přibáň

A testimony to the heady days following the 17 November 1989, this edited footage of interviews and news journals successfully evokes the atmosphere of the 30 days which paved the way to democracy in...

The Limits of Work

Journalist Saša Uhlová spent six months exploring working conditions in the worst-paid jobs in the Czech Republic; in a hospital washroom, at a poultry plant, behind a cash register and at a waste...

Angel of the Lord 2 + Workshop for children

Petronel, an inept angel and Uriah,his devil side-kick are sent to Earth to retrieve the Apple of Knowledge in this humorous and award-winning family fairytale.

Červená

An inspiring portrait of a fascinating, indefatigable woman, the vivacious and utterly charming world-famous 92-year-old opera singer Soňa Červená.

Winter Flies

A delightfully unsentimental and joyful road movie through the Czech countryside featuring two teenage boys making a break from home in a stolen Audi.

The Interpreter + Q&A with director Martin Šulík

An odd-couple road trip featuring the son of a Nazi officer with his translator, an older Jewish Slovak who believes the officer murdered his family.

Bear with Us + Q&A with director Tomáš Pavlíček and actress Ivana Chýlková

A deadpan comedy about a family spending a final night in their weekend cottage is a reminder of the early films of Milos Forman and Jaroslav Papoušek's Homolka trilogy.

The White World According to Daliborek

An absurdly funny, laceratingly smart and ultimately chilling glimpse into the tragicomic life of a down-at-heel Czech neo-Nazi.

Insects

An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play exploring human/insect characters in the latest from surrealist director Jan Švankmajer.

Barefoot + Q&A with screenwriter Zdeněk Svěrák and director Jan Svěrák

The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner 'Kolya' return with a coming-of-ager about an eight-year-old boy growing up during WWII.

President Blaník

In this spin-off of the popular Blanik Bureau series , lobbyist Tonda Blanik sets off to become the Czech president in the 2018 presidential election and sell the country to China.

Czech100: Made in Prague Festival

Marking the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, the 22nd Made in Prague Festival showcases the best of contemporary Czech cinema cherry picked from international film festivals’...

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