About

This website aims to bring together resources, events and people promoting Czech and Slovak film culture. It will include news about:

  • films festivals and events that are on in the UK
  • new DVD/Blu-ray releases, especially of classic Czech and Slovak films
  • Key films and people in the history of Czech and Slovak film
  • Where to see films if you’re visiting the Czech Republic, including film festivals
  • Reports on films, festivals and events

I think there’s something special about Czech and Slovak film. I’m trying to discover what that is. The more I dig, the more I find. The more I watch, the more I see.

It could be the dry and sometimes bleak, sometimes absurd sense of humour (and not just in the comedies). It might be the way some film makers found their way around the real and cultural restrictions of the communist era. It could be the sometimes obvious,  sometimes obscure links to, and differences from, British, European and American film culture. I’d love to know what you think!

Mark Cook

 

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