A guru of bamboo cultivation in Bohemia is the only architect of traditional Japanese gardens in post-communist Europe. He also has orders for gardens from Germany, Austria and Poland.
21 Views of Prague in the 21st Century: Prague´s Cemetaries
It´s All-Souls´Day, a holiday in which we think of our dearly departed. We wander from daybreak to nightfall through Prague´s cemeteries. We visit the largest, the Olšany Cemeteries, where more people are buried that Prague´s current population, to the Lesser Side Cemetery, with its unique atmosphere, and on to the smallest evangelic Tolerance Cemetery. What do Prague graves speak of? Of the fall of the Czech estates following the battle of White Mountain supported by so many myths, of executions, of the dark ages, of patriotism of a strong human genius.
A documentary film o newyorských sběratelích uměleckých děl.
„The Optimist" is a documentary about the heroic struggle of a man against all odds in the complicated geopolitical space of Central Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in 1870 to a Hungarian-Jewish family in today's Slovakia, Lajosz Winter was a man of entrepreneurial genius and unbreakable spirit. He was the founder of the Slovak Balneological Society and a builder and modernizer of the world-famous Slovak spa town of Piešťany. Despite surviving four political regimes and anti-Semitic, anti-Hungarian and anti-capitalist persecution, he remained a steadfast optimist until his death in 1968.
June 4, 1920 was the day when the Trianon Treaty was signed. The summer in Versailles, ninety years ago, was a witness to the decomposition of Great Hungary. Together with Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was punished for initiating a war and for wartime expansion. The biggest punishment went to Hungary. While for the former Czechoslovakia, and for Slovakia in particular, the Trianon Treaty had a principal and existential significance as a fulfillment of the idea of “nations’ right for self-determination,“ for Hungarians it has meant violation of justice and confirmation of annexation of a vast territory inhabited exclusively by Hungarians. This documentary wants to shed some light on the complicated Slovak-Hungarian relations and their perspectives and to break up the myth of unfounded concepts and opinions.