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Over 40 best Czech performers of different genres and generations, musicians, actors and dancers will gather on the stages of the National Theatre to support the Czech cultural scene through lockdown with the show Národ sobě – kultura tobě. Since the long-awaited public events are on hold due to the enforced restrictions, the concert will be broadcast live on České Televize (ČT) and ČT Art on February 27, 20:10 Prague time. The concert is the largest event of its kind in the history of the Czech Republic. A variety of genres paired with an extended list of performers is a unique cultural phenomenon. It will bring joy to people familiar with the Czech musical scene, and will entertain those whoRead more.

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It was not supposed to be like this. I try to visit Italy, which I have often covered and where my roots are deep, once yearly. I had planned a trip to Rome for the last 10 days of May. The pandemic nixed it, so I postponed to the last 10 days of October. Foiled again. Instead, I spent our two lockdown periods dreaming of Italy, and watching a bucketful of Italian films. I tried to avoid classics by Fellini, Rossellini, Bertolucci, and instead sought gems I previously had not known. Here are some of my discoveries, films from the golden postwar period of Italian cinema that stand the test of time, pandemic or not. Gli Uomini Sono Nemici/ CarrefoursRead more.

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Although the French Film Festival has commenced, several notable films are upcoming in the second week. This year may have its limitations, but the French Film Festival is offering festival guests a great experience by moving their program online to the Dafilms.cz platform. With a unique film screening every night at 20:30 (8:30 pm) from 19 November to 25 November, plus an additional documentary and five short films, the French Film Festival has many options. A wide range of themes such as historical documentaries and coming-of-age dramas ensure that every viewer will find something to love. In the week of 23 November to 25 November, the French Film Festival is screening the following films: 23 Nov– Skywalk Above Prague (UneRead more.