In photos: on set for the final days of Václav Marhoul’s ‘The Painted Bird’

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the set of one of the most exciting film projects shooting in the Czech Republic in recent years, WWII thriller The Painted Bird, based on the controversial WWII novel by Polish author and Jerzy Kosiński, and starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and the young Petr Kotlar as the Jewish boy forced to wander a war torn Eastern Europe. 

‘Cremator’ director Juraj Herz passes away

Czechoslovak actor and director Juraj Herz passed away this week at the age of 83. He is responsible for some of the country's most popular cult classic films including Cremator and Beauty and the Beast.

Febiofest 2018 – everything you need to know

The Prague International Film Festival aka Febiofest will celebrate a landmark 25 years this year with a class selection of new films, as well as some golden oldies. In addition to the festival's epic programme, there will also be workshops, masterclasses and a host of other noteworthy events. Tickets and passes are now on sale.

Interview: Dužan Duong on new Czech-Vietnamese short film ‘Bo Hai’

'Think like a Czech, speak like a Czech and act like a Czech' are just some of the phrases one might think of when watching Bo Hai, the new short film by emerging young Czech-Vietnamese filmmaker Dužan Duong.

Interview: Czech actress Petra Bučková is not your typical ‘lady’

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the extraordinarily talented Czech actress and self-proclaimed 'little weirdo' Petra Bučková to discuss her diverse national and now international acting career, playing Czech film legend Pavel Juráček, speaking Shakespeare's Bard, working with Orlando Bloom, and that element of crazy that's missing from modern female characters.