Ok, so no Czech films in the Oscar nominations this year. But some great films from last year are fighting for the Czech critic prizes and the Czech Lions.
The Czech Film Critics Awards take place on Saturday 26 January at Archa Theatre, Prague. Nominations are dominated by the films In the Shadow and Four Suns. Find details of all the nominations here.
The Czech Lions (Český lev) are the big prize: they have been held by the Czech Film and Television Academy every year since 1994. Nominations are announced on 2 February with the awards taking place at Kino Lucerna in Prague on Saturday 2 March, . I’ll be in Prague then, but you’re more likely to catch me here: U Českého Lva. Find out more about shortlisted films. If You’re in Prague, you can catch an exhibition of the posters for the films in the Lucerna arcade.
Here’s the trailer for In the Shadow: