Prominent Czech director, producer and screenwriter. One of the most distinguished and successful Czech film directors active after 1989, who is also internationally recognised and has received a number of foreign awards.
Distinguished Czech film screenwriter, dramatist, actor, writer and songwriter. One of the founders and main representatives of the Jára Cimrman Theatre, as well as a foremost Czech cimrmanologist.
Prominent theatre, film and television actress. One of the most popular representatives of fairy-tale princesses.
Writer, screenwriter, essayist and publisher who founded with his wife the famous exile publishing company Sixty-Eight Publishers in Toronto. As a writer, he became famous primarily for his novel The Cowards (Zbabělci), banned by censorship soon after its release.
Cinematographer, director and pedagogue, one of the most distinguished Czech documentary film makers. He had a major impact on Czech auteur documentary film and is regarded as a classic in the genre.
Film director, animator and artist, a leading figure of late Czech Surrealism in film and art. He is one of the best animators in the world and one of the most acknowledged Czech film makers abroad.
Film, theatre, television and radio actress, reciter. Known primarily as a typical female protagonist in Normalisation series of Czechoslovak Television.
A fairy tale film beloved by children and adults, famous abroad as well. One of the most beautiful and successful Czech fairy tale films and an essential part of Czech Christmas television programme.
Prominent animated film studio, closely connected with the so-called Czech school of animated film. It is the oldest and largest Czech studio of its kind and its works have been highly acclaimed internationally.
Director, animator, fine artist, puppeteer. World-famous master of puppet film animation, one of the founders and foremost figures of Czech animated and puppet film.
Prominent theatre, film, television and radio actor, voice actor and screenwriter. One of the most sought-after and highly-acclaimed contemporary Czech actors.
Film and theatre director, screenwriter, author of popular Czech fairy tales and rural comedies with typically popular humour. He has received the anti-award Plush Lion for worst film of the year twice.
Director, screenwriter, pedagogue and film producer. She belongs to the world elite of documentary film making. Her work mostly deals with interpersonal relationships, social problems and the position of women in society.
Famous Czech-American theatre and film actor, voice actor and reciter.
Czech pianist, singer, comedian and most of all composer of popular and film music. Every child knows his songs, many of which have become a part of Czech culture and school curricula.
Prose writer, poet and screenwriter, who became known for his psychological novels about power and its abuse, but ended his career as the author of the best known 1950s Czechoslovak socialist realist novels.
Czech forester, zoologist, explorer, hunter, photographer, ethnologist and writer, founder and first director of the Safari Park in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.
Film banned by the communist regime between 1969 and 1989. A symbol of political intervention into cultural and public life in socialist Czechoslovakia. This method was common and widespread in nationalised state cinematography of almost all socialist countries.
One of the most important Czech film directors of the 20th century, screenwriter and teacher. One of the pioneers of Czech film making, significantly influencing Czech cinematography.
Early-evening television show with fairy-tale series, the longest running Czech television show for children. A traditional fairy tale for good night, references to which commonly appear in everyday communication.
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