Art and culture

Classic / Mozart & Pergolesi

The 24th of May Classic / Mozart & Pergolesi Master Walter Attanasi organizes and chairs the Classic Concert which will take place on the evening of May 24th, in the Sukova síň Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague. In the first part of the program...

Masaryk, when history is secondary to cinema

Karel Roden shines in the biopic on the diplomat, son of the founder of Czechoslovakia. However, the abundant ficticious elements have infuriated the historians For the Czech and Slovak lands, who lived through a rather turbulent century including the nation’s birth, Nazi occupation, forty...

Koudelka’s exiles

The Pompidou Centre in Paris celebrates the iconic Czech master of photography with a new exhibition A fist directed towards a deserted Wenceslas Square. Wenceslas Square is deserted. A wristwatch indicating a city that comes to a standstill, motionless, for two minutes of resistance....

Patočka, the sacrifice of the philosopher

The story of the greatest philosopher of modern Czechoslovakia, who through his thinking, fought the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. Patočka’s commitment was complete: meetings, writings, contact with intellectuals abroad, all interspersed with grueling interrogation from the secret police “It is due to his...

An era ends in Czech cinema

Jan Němec hits the cinema screens, the legendary pioneer of the “Nová vlna”, passed away last March. That surrealism typical of his creations, and his ability to play with the absurd will be severely missed “You know Němec, we cannot allow you to make...

“Trieste and Prague are my homelands”

Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris was in Prague in late October to receive the Franz Kafka Prize assigned to him this year by an international jury It is not the first time that Magris has stayed in Prague, but never before had Czech...

Operation Anthropoid, the many portrayals on the big screen

The recent film by Sean Ellis again celebrates the heroic mission in which Czechoslovak paratroopers killed Reinhard Heydrich On the morning of May 27, 1943 Reinhard Heydrich, the de facto dictator of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, got into his usual Mercedes-Benz W142...

Prague pays homage to the master of light

An award and an exhibition, for Prague’s tribute to Vittorio Storaro, the legendary cinematographer, a triple Oscar winner. The maestro enlightens the audience of the Czech capital with a lecture of great depth, but the absence of the FAMU students comes as a surprise...

Jan Zrzavý and Jan Kupecký at the National Gallery

From November 29 to March 5 Jan Zrzavý on display The collections at the National Gallery in Prague include a large number of illustrations by the Czech painter and graphic artist Jan Zrzavý, from sketches to finished drawings. The exhibition “Jan Zrzavý, the illustrator...

Labour in pose. The Ferrarini-Nicoli collection

A large collection of Socialist Realism artistic works will soon be on display at the Bardi castle, in the province of Parma. When art intended to glorify the worker “It was 1995. I had opened my company in Prague a few years before, and...