Made in Prague: Oscar nominations show in London

Burning_Bush_poster my dog killer

Burning Bush and My Dog Killer are part of the Made in Prague season at the Riverside Studios, London this November.

This years programme has a Czech-o-Slovak flavour, with films from both countries showing in celebration of their long and linked film cultures.

Burning Bush (Hořící keř) tells the story of Jan Palach from 1969. My Dog Killer (Môj pes killer) depicts life in Czech/Slovak border country. Both are respectively the Czech and Slovak Oscar nominations. They show at the Riverside Studios on the weekend 10-11 November.

The Made in Prague season is supported by the Czech Centre London.

See trailers for both films here:

The long wait for Ikarie XB-1 is over

Ikarie XB-1The UK release on DVD of the Czechoslovak sci-fi classic Ikarie XB-1 (1963) takes place on 9 September.  Ikarie XB-1 is said to have influenced both Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The long awaited release  by  Second Run DVD is accompanied by cinema screenings of the film as part of this year’s Scalarama festival. It shows in these cinemas during September:

Wednesday 4 September 19:30
Star and Shadow Cinema Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP
Thursday 5 September 20:00
Riverside Studios 1 Crisp Road, Hammersmith  W6 9RL
Thursday 12 September18:30
Stratford Picturehouse Salway Road, Stratford E15 1BX
Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September20:45
QUAD The Market Place, The Cathedral Quarter, Derby  DE1 3AS
Friday 13 September 20:45
Phoenix Leicester 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Tuesday 24 September20:30
The Gulbenkian University of Kent, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NB

More a of a teaser than a trailer, but here’s a quick preview: