Art and culture

Czechoslovakia, cradle of science fiction

From the time of Karel Čapek and his robots, and even before, this country’s science fiction has had a profound influence also abroad, both in cinema and in literature Have you ever wondered where the word “robot” originated from, as well as the very...

Pavel Tigrid, story of a fair and free man

A portrait of the most famous Czechoslovak dissident journalist, a free voice against totalitarianism. Twice forced into exile before returning home. Firm with his democratic principles, and pragmatic in his action of political opposition “My country is close to my heart. This is probably...

La perlina sul fondo

With an afterword by the Bohemian scholar Alessandro Catalano, the book that made the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal known to the general public, has finally been translated into Italian by Laura Angeloni. “Pearls of the Deep”, as it is known in English, in fact,...

The “New Wave” of Czech literature in Italy

Miraggi, the Turin-based publishing house that has dedicated an entire collection to the authors of this country Nová Vlna is the collection of literature in which space is given both to authors never translated before into Italian and forgotten texts According to a ranking...

Jana Kolinková e i misteri di Praga

Following a tragic accident near Liberec, in the north of the Czech Republic, police lieutenant Jana Kolinková moves to Prague, within the homicide division alongside her new colleague Mirek Hermann. Thereby, Jana immerses herself in the Praguian reality filled with strange characters and unscrupulous...

When the small screen eclipses the big one

New ideas and courage are lacking in Czech cinema. On the other hand, the TV series show greater impetus and better reflect the reality of the country Starting from the new millennium, and particularly in the last decade, there has been a noticeable change...

111 luoghi di Praga che devi proprio scoprire

Have you ever paid your coffee using a crypto currency? Did you know that there were two Bethlehem chapels in Prague? Have you ever taken a paternoster elevator? How come Sputnik flew from Stromovka to Baba? And above all this, what if you were...

Magic and Love: the relationship between Schiele and Český Krumlov

The life of the painter is intertwined with one of the most fascinating place in the Czech Republic, Český Krumlov The small Renaissance-style jewel of Český Krumlov, in Southern Bohemia was a great source of inspiration for the Austrian painter Egon Schiele, not only...

The Lights of Prague

In the quiet streets of Prague, and unknown to its citizens, swarms of mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. For the unsuspecting people, the only defense against this tide of otherworldly predators is an elite of monster hunters who with their work drive these...

In search of Menzel

An extraordinary documentary traces the life of the recently deceased great director and the sociopolitical context in which he worked It is a story that began on October 19, 2010, when after almost a year of phone calls and emails, Indian director Shivendra Singh...