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90 articles available in total starting from 10/10/2005. Last article published on 10/02/2020.

Adam Oľha  • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

Interview: Adam Oľha • Co-director of Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

“We had an opportunity to witness the process of creation from up close and over a long period of time”

We talked to Adam Oľha, one of the co-directors of the documentary Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace, about the process of capturing how foremost Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer creates art  

10/02 | Czech Republic/Slovakia

The Witcher to hunt demons in Slovakia for its second season

The Witcher to hunt demons in Slovakia for its second season

The second season of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Netflix fantasy series will be partially shot in Slovakia and is expected to hit small screens in 2021  

06/02 | Production | Funding | Slovakia/Czech Republic/USA/UK

TV series The Exorcist in the making in Slovakia

TV series The Exorcist in the making in Slovakia

The upcoming supernatural crime series will mix the “war on evil” with domestic lore  

30/01 | Television | Slovakia/Czech Republic

Mira Fornay  • Director of Cook, F**k, Kill

Interview: Mira Fornay • Director of Cook, F**k, Kill

“There is no logic in hurting someone you love”

Cineuropa talked to Slovakian director Mira Fornay, who is about to show her third feature, Cook, F**k, Kill, at the IFFR  

23/01 | IFFR 2020 | Voices

Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy ready for the festival circuit

Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy ready for the festival circuit

The last remaining active director of the Czech New Wave, Karel Vachek, has finished the longest-ever Czech film, which clocks in at six hours  

10/01 | Production | Funding | Czech Republic/Slovakia

Czech maestro Jan Švankmajer steps in front of the camera in Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

Czech maestro Jan Švankmajer steps in front of the camera in Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace

After his farewell feature, Insect, the world-renowned Czech surrealist is now the subject of a documentary helmed by Adam Oľha  

09/01 | Production | Funding | Czech Republic/Slovakia

Slovakian filmmaker Peter Bebjak completes television miniseries The Actor

Slovakian filmmaker Peter Bebjak completes television miniseries The Actor

The miniseries follows a rising actor and conformist stuck in a Faustian bargain with Secret Police in 1950s Czechoslovakia  

08/01 | Television | Czech Republic/Slovakia

Folk horror film Leshy, based on a Slavic myth, is in the making in Slovakia

Folk horror film Leshy, based on a Slavic myth, is in the making in Slovakia

The film is part of a feature anthology trilogy project called Different, an international co-production inspired by mythical creatures  

08/01 | Production | Funding | Slovakia/Czech Republic/Poland

Atheists meet Catholics in the comic road-movie documentary Once Upon a Time in Poland

Atheists meet Catholics in the comic road-movie documentary Once Upon a Time in Poland

The duo of provocative and thought-provoking filmmakers consisting of Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda are finishing their latest project, billed as a performative doc  

13/12/2019 | Production | Funding | Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland

Veteran documentarian Zuzana Piussi turns to fiction filmmaking with Unbalanced

Veteran documentarian Zuzana Piussi turns to fiction filmmaking with Unbalanced

The social tragicomedy tackles the trials and tribulations of a single mother alongside broader social issues  

10/12/2019 | Production | Funding | Slovakia/Czech Republic