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The Grandmother

drama/family/romantic 
This rendition of one of the most traditional works of Czech literature by Božena Němcová, directed by Antonín Moskalyk, is beloved by viewers. The film is a gem of 1970s Czechoslovak filmmaking. It was filmed in Nové Město nad Metují, Ratibořice (Staré Bělidlo), Opočna, Dobruška, Havlovice-Poklekova and Jaroměř.

Director: Antonín Moskalyk
Cast: Jarmila Kurandová, Zdeněk Matouš, Míla Myslíková, Libuše Šafránková, Erik Pardus, Jaroslav Moučka, Lenka Kolegarová, Květa Filipová, Magda Vašáriová, Petr Čepek, Jan Hrušínský, Helena Růžičková, Oldřich Vlach
Year: 1971
Location: Babiččino údolí, Ratibořice

The Grandmother

Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping

comedy/biographical
The multiple comedic episodes from Cimrman’s rich life present this fictional character and all-round genius of the past from the pen of Ladislav Smoljak and Zdeňek Svěrák. The biographical film is packed with intelligent humour, a wonderful cast, and outstanding situational comedy.

Director: Ladislav Smoljak
Cast: Zdeněk Svěrák, Valerie Kaplanová, Josef Abrhám, Marie Drahokoupilová, Vladimír Svitáček, Jaroslav Vozáb, Jan Unger, Petr Čepek, Libuše Šafránková, Ladislav Frej st., Milena Dvorská
Year: 1983
Location: Vesec u Sobotky

Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping

Lotrando and Zubejda

fairytale/comedy
The heart-warming musical comedy "Lotrando and Zubejda" is a feature-film fairytale directed by Karel Smyczek and written by Zdeněk Svěrák. The plot is based on the adaptation of two fairytales from "The Nine Fairytales" book by Karel Čapek (specifically: "The Second Robber's Tale" and "The Great Doctor's Tale").

Director: Karel Smyczek
Cast: Jiří Strach, Pavel Zedníček, Barbora Seidlová, Arnošt Goldflam, Ladislav Gerendáš, Jaroslav Sypal, Jiří Lábus, Miroslav Táborský
Year: 1996
Location: Vysočina Collection of Rustic Structures - Veselý Kopec
Lotrando and Zubejda

Give the Devil His Due

children’s
This Hynek Bočan film based on a literary work of Božena Němcová is a typical example of the successful tradition of Czech children’s films. The film’s director won the main prize at the Children’s and Youth International Film Festival in Frankfurt for the children’s category, and it was nominated for the category of best film in the Portuguese city of Porto.

Director: Hynek Bočan
Cast: Karel Heřmánek, Vladimír Dlouhý, Ondřej Vetchý, Jana Dítětová, Josef Kemr, Viktor Preiss, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Monika Stará, Petr Nárožný, Luděk Munzar, Václav Upír Krejčí
Year: 1984
Location: Kost Castle

Give the Devil His Due

I Enjoy the World with You

comedy/family
This classic Czechoslovak family comedy by Maria Poledňáková bursting with legendary jokes and excellent acting performances still retains its irreplaceable position in television schedules more than 30 years after it was filmed. The film won the “Most Successful Czech Comedy of the Century” poll, awarded on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Czech cinematography.

Director: Marie Poledňáková
Cast: Július Satinský, Václav Postránecký, Pavel Nový, Jana Šulcová, Eliška Balzerová, Zdena Studenková, Václav Korda, Květa Fialová
Year: 1982
Location: Zlaté návrší, Dolní Dvůr - Apalucha cottage
I Enjoy the World with You

Sarajevo

historical/thriller
A thrilling historical film about a conspiracy behind of the events that led to the outbreak of the First World War. The film was shot in Hradec Králové and Josefov u Jaroměře;  the Grand Square of Hradec Králové, for instance, served as the backdrop for the scene of the assassination of heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

Director: Andreas Prochaska
Cast: Juraj Kukura, Melika Foroutan, Heino Ferch, Reinhard Forcher, Edin Hasanovic, Friedrich von Thun, Erwin Steinhauer, Karin Lischka, Radek Balcárek
Year: 2014
Location: Hradec Králové

Sarajevo

The Cremator

drama/horror/thriller
This film based on Ladislav Fuks's novel of the same name combines elements of black comedy and horror and is often referred to as a follower of German Expressionist films and also as an example of the Czech New Wave. The Cremator was the Czechoslovak entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 1969 Academy Awards. At the Catalonian International Film Festival Rudolf Hrušínský received the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of the lead character Karel Kopfrkingl and Stanislav Milota was presented with the Best Cinematography Award.

Director: Juraj Herz
Cast: Rudolf Hrušínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Miloš Vognič, Ilja Prachař, Zora Božinová, Eduard Kohout, Vladimír Mišík, Jiří Menzel, Nataša Gollová
Year:  1968
Location: Pardubice Crematorium
The Cremator

All My Good Countrymen

drama/comedy
Jasný's "All My Good Countrymen", once a film banned by censors, describes post-war life in a village, which is split ideologically as a result of the Communist Coup in February 1948. The film provides a portrait of Kelč, the director's native village, although the film was actually shot in Bystré, where Jasný resides when staying in the Czech Republic. The village chronicle was captured on film by Jaroslav Kučera, and a significant contribution was also made by the designer Ester Krumbachová. The "Countrymen" received a number of awards including the Best Director Prize at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Vojtěch Jasný
Cast: Radoslav Brzobohatý, Věra Galatíková, Vlastimil Brodský, Eva Blažková, Waldemar Matuška, Marie Málková, Vladimír Menšík
Year:  1968
Location:  The village of Bystré and its surrounds
All My Good Countrymen