Interview: Actor Julian Sands on new Czech production ‘The Painted Bird’

I was lucky enough recently to have a little chat to British actor Julian Sands, who's currently in the Czech Republic shooting new film The Painted Bird. Directed by Václav Marhoul and also starring Harvey Keitel, the film is based on the controversial novel by Jerzy Kosiński which portrays World War II through the eyes of a young Jewish boy.

10 creepy Czech films to watch this Halloween

Despite not having a wide range of generic horror movies, and not being a country that traditionally celebrates Halloween, the Czech Republic's film industry is still known for its wholly original and bizarre taste in film and animation. From the influential and undeniably creepy animations of Karel Zeman and Jan Svankmajer to the philosophical and truly bizarre works in the Czech New Wave era of cinema, these titles will get you in the mood.