For his new love Zdenka left the American cartoon director Gene Deitch in 1958 his family in New York and relocated to Prague. What followed surpasses the most fantastic imagination of Hollywood filmmakers. Besides films as Tom and Jerry or Popeye, he made dozens of short cartoons with Czech animators. (Munro won the Oscar in 1961). As a jazz enthusiast, he has recorded the home blues session of John Lee Hooker a time before the first official recording. His life-love story is an intelligent and chilling account of 40 years under communism, lived by an American "guest".
Divadlo Husa na provázku and its tour of the Czech Republic with its commedia dell'arte programme.
Governing, Don't Disturb!
The world of politics has a number of typical features: expansiveness, an effort to dictate the rules of the political game, to increase the powers of all players, to politicize significant social issues, to fill all important posts according to party affiliation, and to maintain power without any glitches, ensuring one's own political influence also for the future. These became most evident during the period of so-called "opposition contract", i.e., between the years 1998 - 2002. The film explores the negative attributes through a number of basic issues: How can power be usurped in a democracy? At the end of the 1990s, the two largest parties and their leaders came to understand that they could join forces and gradually simplify the political system to suit their needs. What steps did they take?
Kali Cerchen - The Black Star
A documentary legend-tale about Roma kids seeking the mystical "Black star". What does "Kali cerchen" represent? Is it the talent? Is it a song? Is it the heart? Is it the destiny? Talented Romany children during the preparations for a performance at Moravian Svojanov castle are trying, along with the singer and muzician Ida Kelarová, to find the Black Star.
The Very First Cowboy
There are cowboys in the Czech Republic. They wear wide hats, jeans, western outfits and ride in the rodeo. But only a few of them have ever visited America. They have learned all they are good at from films and TV or from those, who have lived in USA for some time. We have chosen a group of cowboys and we took them to one of the working ranches in Arizona in the summer of 2009. What will a group of friends and at the same time competitors do while on a long journey in their votive land? Who will still be wearing a wide hat after their return from America?