Friday, September 2, 2011

Radio Prague Today 9.2.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Surviving Life - Master Švankmajer returns to the screen with a 'psychoanalytical comedy'

It is only every five years or so that the renowned Czech animator Jan Švankmajer brings out a new film, and the wait is now over. "Surviving Life" draws on many of Švankmajer's traditional themes and styles while exploring them through an experimental medium, once again confirming why he is the most acclaimed Czech art house director at home and abroad.

From Morning till Night and more

The Czech Cultural Centre in London is gearing up for a big event this weekend – an exhibition of visual art by the Czech-born artist Kateřina Šedá called from Morning till Night. I asked the head of the centre, Ladislav Pflimpfl, who was on a brief visit to Prague this week, what it is all about and what else is in the pipeline for fans of Czech art this autumn.

Business News 2.9.2011

The Czech Parliament is voting on a change in value added tax on Friday, the Czech central bank has launched an investigation into energy supplier ČEZ in connection with a leak of its earnings report, the carrier CŠA will start operating regular direct flights to Tel Aviv, as part of an EU directive 60-watt light bulbs were taken off the market in the Czech Republic on Thursday, and the Michelin-starred Four Seasons Hotel in Prague will have a new chef starting October.