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Digital restoration of Černý Petr

Digital restoration of Černý Petr

The aim of the digital restoration of Černý Petr (Black Peter) was to bring the film as close as possible to the state of 1964 when the film premièred in Czechoslovak cinemas. Aside from the original ...

10. 10. 2017
Černý Petr abroad

Černý Petr abroad

In 1964, three films by Miloš Forman appeared in cinemas: Konkurs (Talent Competition), Kdyby ty muziky nebyly (If Only They Ain't Had Them Bands) and Černý Petr (Black Peter). It was the third one th...

13. 9. 2017
Ladislav Helge

Ladislav Helge

A representative of the "Ur Wave" preceding the Czechoslovak film miracle of the 1960s, the filmmaker directed seven films during the mere ten years of his filmmaking activity – between 1957 and 1967....

21. 8. 2017
Vladimír Drha

Vladimír Drha

Vladimír Drha (7th May 1944 – 21st June 2017), a boy from Vysočany and a big fan of films, was one of the most talented students of his generation at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Ar...

30. 6. 2017
Jindřich Brichta

Jindřich Brichta

Pioneer of Czech cinematography, not only as director of photography and documentary film producer, but also in the field of film historiography, museum and archives work, he initiated establishment o...

26. 6. 2017
Vít Olmer

Vít Olmer

Romantic idol actor of the 1960s who has gone through a number of transformations: his restless smartness turned him into film director, resistant to normalisation, and after 1989 he experienced the r...

16. 6. 2017
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documentary

Universum Brdečka

Premiere_ 21.12.2017
Country_ Czech Republic

Premiere_ 11.09.1953
Country_ Czechoslovakia

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Black Peter

Premiere_ 17.04.1964
Country_ Czechoslovakia

A tragicomedy about a 16-year-old young man who encounters the hypocrisy of the adult world during his first job at a small supermarket. This dazzling debut feature film from noted director Miloš Forman also represents a key work of the Czechoslovak New Wave era. In 1963, the the ...