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Josef Abrhám

A popular film and theatre actor. One of the most in-demand film and television actors in the Czech Republic in the 1960s to 1980s.

Lída Baarová

Film and theatre actress of European importance. She is regarded as one of the most beautiful stars of the silver screen in the interwar period of the 20th century.

Barrandov Film Studios

The largest and oldest film studios in the Czech Republic and some of the largest in Europe. They are used by both Czech and foreign film productions and have been nicknamed “Hollywood of the East” due to their popularity.

Konstantin Biebl

Poet and prose writer who began by writing proletarian poetry. He went through Poetism and a short period of Surrealism, and was an excellent poet in both.

Iva Bittová

Czech singer, violinist and composer who combines violin music with original singing. She was an actress in the Goose on a String Theatre in Brno until the second half of the 1980s and is also known for her role of Eržika in the film Ballad for a Bandit (Balada pro banditu).

Jiřina Bohdalová

Film, television and theatre actress, presenter and hostess, narrator of fairy tales. One of the most popular Czech comedy actresses of the second half of the 20th century.

Jana Brejchová

Famous film and theatre actress, the greatest Czech film star of the second half of 20th century. She was often called the “Czech Bardot” because of her beauty and charisma.

Vlastimil Brodský

Famous Czech theatre, film, radio and television actor and voice actor, also known abroad. He became famous for portraying diffident, dreamy, and melancholic antiheroes, but also as a narrator of radio fairy tales.

Vlasta Burian

Theatre and film actor, comedian, mime, imitator, singer, writer, theatre director, entrepreneur and sportsman, known also abroad. One of the most famous and popular Czech actors of the First Czechoslovak Republic, called “the king of comedians”.

Cinema in the Czech Republic

A hall or a building equipped for the exhibition of films and with an auditorium where the public can watch films. It is called kino in Czech, and in the past the term biograf was also used.

Closely Watched Trains

Chronologically the second Czechoslovak film to win an Oscar for best foreign film. It is typical of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Czech animated film

Film created using different techniques, most commonly by moving drawn images, puppets or computer models. The Czech school of animated film is one of the most significant Czech contributions to world cinematography.

Czech Dream

A fictive supermarket whose opening was announced by a real advertisement campaign. It is a project of two students of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, who captured its results in the documentary film Czech Dream (Český sen).

Czech dubbing

A form of language editing of films typical of the Czech Republic in which the original dialogues in foreign-language films and television series are translated into the local language. A type of voice acting.

Czech film after 1989

Czech cinematography after the collapse of the communist regime and the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Film production after privatisation and the return to private ownership.

Czech film festivals

Every year, several dozen film festivals and summer schools with different themes and scope take place in the Czech Republic. They are usually competitions and shows lasting several days, and include lectures and screenings of the latest films, often with expert juries giving awards.

Czech film from 1946 to 1956

Film production in Czechoslovakia after the Second World War, marked by nationalisation, a strong influence of the Soviet Union and the communist totalitarian regime.

Czech film from 1956 to 1989

Film production after 1956 is characterised by the advent of the New Wave and the new generation of artists. After 1968, this period was interrupted by Normalisation and censorship, which would last until 1989.

Czech film in 1939–1945

Czech film during the period of the Second World War, influenced by the politics and propaganda of Nazi Germany. Local film studios were used for making German films and cinemas on the territory of Bohemia and Moravia distributed German production.

Czech film music

A branch of scenic music created as an integral part of films and television productions, contributing to their atmosphere. Music for Czech animated and short films has been internationally acclaimed.

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