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One of the most famous Czech films, well known abroad as well. Soon after its release, it garnered numerous prestigious foreign and domestic awards, including an Oscar for best foreign-language film.

Pavel Kříž

Film and theatre actor, voice actor, moderator and psychotherapist. One of the most popular contemporary Czech actors.

Marta Kubišová

Czech singer and signatory of Charter 77. Her song A Prayer for Martha (Modlitba pro Martu) became one of the symbols of Prague Spring of 1968. She was banned from performing for twenty years, but she made a comeback after the Velvet Revolution.

Laco Déczi

Trumpeter and composer, one of the most prominent figures of Czechoslovak jazz. In the middle of the 1980s, he emigrated to the USA, where he formed his own band Cellula New York. His music is marked by balladic qualities and Ibero-American rhythmic provocativeness. His solos are in the bluegrass style.

Karel Lamač

Film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and singer. One of the pioneers of Czech film and the first Czech director who established himself abroad as well.

Steve Lichtag

Czech actor and Czech-American film director and producer, oceanologist, ecologist and writer.

Oldřich Lipský

Prominent Czech film director and screenwriter of the second half of the 20th century. Highly acclaimed both at home and abroad as creator of distinctive film comedies and parodies.

Herbert Lom

Successful Czech film, television and theatre actor, radio presenter and writer, who lived in Great Britain.

Arnošt Lustig

Prose writer, screenwriter and journalist. His works focus on depicting the Holocaust through life stories of seemingly insignificant, ordinary people.

Miloš Macourek

Film and television screenwriter, poet and dramatist. He became famous as author of original screenplays for film comedies, television series and animated bedtime stories.

Adina Mandlová

Film star from the 1930s and 40s, one of the most popular Czech actresses at the time, also known abroad.

Jaroslav Marvan

Prominent Czech theatre, film and television actor. One of the most distinctive Czech actors of the 20th century.

Vladimír Menšík

Prominent film, television and radio actor, comedian, moderator and entertainer. One of the most popular Czech actors of the second half of the 20th century.

Jiří Menzel

One of the most famous and widely acclaimed Czech directors, a prominent theatre director, active also as a theatre and film actor. In 1960s he was one of the most distinctive faces of the New Wave.

Zdeněk Miler

Director and creator of animated films, illustrator of children’s books. Author of the internationally famous character Mole and the legendary logo of the Trick Brothers studio.


The protagonist of an animated television series regularly broadcast in the show Večerníček. Several generations of not only Czech children, but those in other countries as well, have grown up watching it.

Jan Němec

Czech director, screenwriter, documentarist, actor, film producer, film score composer, pedagogue. One of the most prominent and most provocative artist of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

New Wave

The term Czechoslovak New Wave or Czech New Wave refers to the generation of film directors and screenwriters who began working in 1960s. It is one of the pinnacles of world cinematography and the only Czechoslovak filmmaking movement to enter the history of world art. The unofficial, unorganised movement, also called “the spring of Czechoslovak film”, ended with the advent of Normalisation at the beginning of 1970s. The Czechoslovak New Wave is generally regarded as one of the most important movements in world cinematography after Italian Neorealism.

Normalisation series

Term used after 1989 to denote television series with ideological undertones, produced and broadcast during the era of the Normalisation of Czechoslovak culture in the 1970s and 80s.

Antonín Novotný (actor)

Czech film actor from the 1930s and 1940s, who played roles of lovers, and Czech-German chemist who worked with NASA on the development of the space shuttle.

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