The very first biopic on Czech president and playwright Václav Havel hits Czech cinemas today. Written and directed by Slávek Horák (Home Care), Havel covers the early years of the Czech icon’s dissident life up to the Velvet Revolution.
Jiří Mádl’s heartfelt 2019 film On the Roof is now available to stream on Netflix in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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.
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.