Zdenek Sverak Receives the Czech Bestseller Prize (Zdeněk Svěrák obdržel Cenu Český bestseller)

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Zdenek Sverak is well known in the Czech entertainment world. This Czech actor, humorist, and writer found his new niche – writing books. Sverak was born on March 28th, 1936 in Prague. He studied pedagogy at Charles University in Prague. Throughout his career he was an author of several musical texts and also plays. He, however, never fulfilled his dream to write books with short stories. It was only recently that he fulfilled his dream when he finally wrote his book called “Povidky” that contains stories from times from 1966 till 2008. The book is full of humor, honesty, and meanings that will keep readers interested and entertained.

If you live abroad and are not familiar with Czech entertainment, you may have still heard of Zdenek Sverak. Among his famous film scripts stands out one written for a movie called “Kolja” (Kolya) – Academy Award winning film in 1996 that he also starred in. This was the second film he worked on with his son and director Jan Sverak after their first film “The Elementary School” that was nominated for an Academy Award. If you are interested in learning more about Czech movies, you can visit our page HERE.

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Two Events worth Mentioning (Dvě Akce, Které Stojí za Zmínku)

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Originally we thought we would introduce two cultural events to you; one from the Czech Republic and one from the USA. The event in the Czech Republic, called Angel 2008, was a music award event. The other one would have been an international festival in Los Angeles, California, that was opened by a Czech movie selected out of 124 films from countries around the world. They both caught our attention for their impact on the Czech entertainment world but also because they shared one common word. Los Angeles is a Spanish word that means “The Angels” in English. How coincidental? Unfortunately, Czech Television made a mistake in their video since the festival is actually happening in Tiburon, located in the San Francisco Bay, but it is unexpectedly related to angels as well. How? Find out at the end of the article.

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Free Documentaries of the Czech Lion Competition (Dokumenty Českého Lva Zdarma)

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Czech documentaries are gaining popularity more than ever before. This year was the first time Czech documentaries were added to the Czech Lion competition and were introduced in two categories. The first category was used to award the three best Czech documentaries from the period of 1993 through 2007. The second category was the best documentary of 2008. The criteria for selection were very simple. They had to be at least 50 minutes in length and had to be introduced to the public in public theatres. If you live in the Czech Republic, you have a chance to watch some of the Czech Lion Award documentaries for free. Everybody should, however, visit the portal we introduce below since it offers a great selection of documentaries for a negligible fee.

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Czech Lion Awards Winners Revealed (Vítězi Českého Lva Odhaleni)

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The results are in! On March 7th, the Czech Lion awards revealed winners from each category. As predicted, Karamazovs, Tobruk, and Country Teacher received more than one award, but Hlidac c.47 was also very successful. The best documentary category debuted and the main figure, Vaclav Havel, was also present.

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Only Good Things from TV Noe (Pouze Dobré Věci od TV Noe)

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It is not the first or last time that we have talked about different opportunities that will keep you connected with the home country. One of the most requested and popular ways to stay in touch with our language and happenings at home is, of course, the television. That is not a problem these days since we can watch Czech and Slovak movies, documentaries, news, or popular TV series through the Internet. Why not add to our list of online television stations? Today, you can read about TV Noe (Noah) – Good News Television that will keep you entertained, while opening your eyes and bringing new values to your lives.

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I Served the King of England – DVD Contest (DVD Soutěž – Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále)

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As we promised, we have another contest for you. On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are pleased to announce the February 17th, 2009 DVD release of a Czech movie ”I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND,” by Jiri Menzel and starring Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch and Ivan Barnev (with English subtitles). If you would like to participate in our contest to receive a FREE DVD, please, fill out the form below. Good luck!

The detailed official rules are attached; however, entering the sweepstakes is very simple:
- Subscribe to our email feed during sweepstakes period (02/11/09 – 03/11/09). The subscription has to last until the end of the sweepstakes subscription period. Existing subscribers are automatically included in the drawing.
- Confirm your subscription link in your email. Important!
- Two winners will be drawn on March 11th, 2009.
- The winners must be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and must provide their mailing address to receive the prize.
- No purchase necessary.

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Will Future Czech Lion Award Winners Surprise Us? (Překvapí Nás Budoucí Vítězové Českého Lva?)

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This week’s Friday night was special for all fans of Czech movies. The Czech Film and Television Academy revealed their nominations for the Czech Lion awards. The contest, which is very much similar to the American Oscars awards, revealed thirteen different categories but the movies selected in each of them did not seem to vary. The list of top movies looked rather repetitive giving us, viewers, less imagination about who will be the top winners in March 2009.

The top best movies nominations were the Karamazovs, Tobruk and Country Teacher. The same movies were also nominated in other categories:  best music, director, and script. On the other hand, this year’s nominations brought more variety by bringing a new category of the best documentary. You can view the nominations in the list at the end of the article.

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Ten Memories of Czech Christmas (Deset Vzpominek na Ceske Vanoce)

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In our recent article we mentioned that Christmas time in the Czech Republic was always associated with beautiful music and fairy tales played on our national television. Today, we have selected our top ten music videos that remind us of the real Czech Christmas atmosphere. How many of them do you know? You can answer this question in our poll below.

 

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V našem nedávném článku jsme se zmínili o tom, že vánoční čas v České republice byl vždy spojen s krásnou hudbou a pohádkami, které se hrály v naši národní televizi. Dnes jsme vybrali deset nejlepších hudebních videí, které nám připomínají skutečnou českou vánoční atmosféru. Kolik jich znáte? Na tuto otázku nám můžete odpovědět v naší anketě níže.

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Dagmar Havlova’s TV Comeback (Dagmar Havlova se Vraci do Televize)

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This Sunday the Czech audience will have a great opportunity to watch a new television movie premiere called “Kanadska Noc” (Canadian Night) with Dagmar Havlova, the wife of the former president of the Czech Republic – Vaclav Havel. The dramatic story is about two parents that lose their only son during his studies in Canada. This film, which will certainly touch the hearts of many viewers, is directed by Zdenek Zelenka and it is based on a true story.

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Do You Miss Czech Historic Towns? Watch The Illusionist Movie. (Je Vam Smutno po Ceskych Historickych Mestech? Podivejte Se Na Film The Illusionist)

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Last night, again just a coincidence, we discovered another American film shot in the Czech Republic – called The Illusionist. Immediately after the first minutes of the film, we found the places, where the story took place, very familiar. On the basis of a scenario, the story took place in Vienna; however, the whole movie was shot in Prague, Tabor, Česky Krumlov and other Czech places. Would you like to see how the places, where the film was filmed, look today? You can, of course, visit the Czech Republic or look at the following photos.

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Czech Movie in USA: Beauty in Trouble (Cesky Film v USA: Kraska v Nesnazich)

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This relatively new Czech film is worth seeing in cinemas. Over the next three months you will be able to see Beauty in Trouble in seven different places of the United States.

 

Release Dates:

11/28/08 – Lumiere Theatre in S.F. and Shattuck in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area)

12/12/08 – Detroit/Bloomfield Hills – Maple Arts Theatre

12/15/08 – Guild Cinema in Alburquerque, New Mexico

12/19/08 – Dallas / Angelika Cinema

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Last Minute Announcements (Oznameni na Posledni Chvili)

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California, New York:

Did you go to Jarek Nohavica’s concert yet? Our partner, BouncingCzechs.us, would like to remind you that you still have a chance:

 10/18/08 – Denver (Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado, 80401):                   (303) 332-3927           

10/21/08 – Los Angeles (Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92064):                   (720) 254-7409           

10/23/08 – San Francisco (Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95051):                   (408) 621-4921           

10/25/08 – New York (Church Hall, St. John Nepomucene, 411 E 66th Street, New York, NY 10021):                   (720) 254-7409           

 

North Carolina:

Did you see a Czech movie called “Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale,” which means “I Served the King of England?” It is now playing in Galaxy Cinema.

More info: http://raleigh.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Galaxy-Cinema.html

 

10/19/08 – California: House of Czech and Slovak Republics Lawn Program

Time: 10:30 – 4 PM

Location: House of Pacific Relations, 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92102

Info: This event will feature Czech and Slovak music and songs, as well as dances of both countries performed on the stage in front of the International Cottages.  Artifacts from the Czech and Slovak Republics will be on display in the Czech and Slovak Cottage.  Visitors will be able to enjoy ethnic favorites like sausage, served with rye bread, sauerkraut and dill pickles and national pastries including a variety of kolaches, apple strudel, and poppy seed cakes.  For more information contact Daniele Laman at 619-287-9071.

 

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Kalifornie, New York:

Navstivili jste jiz concert Jarka Nohavicy? Nas partner, BouncingCzechs.us, by vam chtel pripomenout, ze stale mate sanci:

10/18/08 – Denver (Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado, 80401):                   (303) 332-3927           

10/21/08 – Los Angeles (Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92064):                   (720) 254-7409           

10/23/08 – San Francisco (Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95051):                   (408) 621-4921           

10/25/08 – New York (Church Hall, St. John Nepomucene, 411 E 66th Street, New York, NY 10021):                   (720) 254-7409           

       

10/19/08 – California: House of Czech and Slovak Republics Lawn Program

Time: 10:30 – 4 PM

Location: House of Pacific Relations, 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92102

Informace: Tato akce je plna ceske a slovenske hudby a pisni, a take tancu pred vstupem do mezinarodnich domku. Ceske a slovenske vyrobky budou take zobrazeny. Navstevnici se take budou moci potesit z klobasek, zitneho chleba, kyseleho zeli a okurek a narodniho peciva jako kolacu, jablecnych zavinu, a makovych kolacu.

 

 

Severni Carolina:

Videli jste cesky film “Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale”, ktery v prekladu zni “I Served the King of England”? Hraje se nyni v Galaxy Cinema.

Vice informaci: http://raleigh.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Galaxy-Cinema.html