The first feature by Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus), this coming-of-age tale about a malcontent teen in love heralded the arrival of an important cinematic talent...LEARN MORE.
CODE NAME RUBY
A search for the source of mystical knowledge is at the heart of this controversial feature from Czech New Wave veteran Jan Nemec (Diamonds of the Night). The film combines...LEARN MORE.
Czech New Wave and Beyond Bundle
Every film in our Czech New Wave and Beyond Sale in one easy bundle, for an additional 10% off!
Contains: Black Peter, Code Name Ruby, Distant Journey, Good Soldier Schweik, Good Solider Schweik 2, Late Night Talks With Mother, Lemonade Joe. Old Believers, Oratorio For Prague, Private Century, The End of August at the Hotel Ozone, The Fifth Horseman is Fear, Toyen, The Unseen, Who Wants to Kill Jessie?
Banned for decades, this rediscovered classic of Holocaust Cinema was shot only three years after the war ended, making it one of the first films to deal with the Holocaust. The film follows...LEARN MORE.
GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK
Based on the legendary novel by Czech humorist Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Schweik mixes slapstick and satire to stand alongside Catch 22 and M*A*S*H as a riotous commentary...LEARN MORE.
GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK COMBO PACK
This combo pack bundles together the 1956 Czech satire The Good Soldier Schweik and its 1957 sequel, The Good Soldier Schweik 2: Beg to Report, Sir. Both works are based on the legendary...LEARN MORE.
LATE NIGHT TALKS WITH MOTHER
More cinematic confession than documentary, this captivating, innovative film diary finds Czech New Wave director Jan Nemec attempting to unravel the threads of a difficult relationship...LEARN MORE.
At the Trigger Whiskey Saloon, a beautiful temperance crusader is threatened by hard-drinking villains. Riding to her rescue is Lemonade Joe, who--as his moniker indicates--doesn't...LEARN MORE.
ORATORIO FOR PRAGUE
One of the most powerful documentaries ever made, Oratorio for Prague contains the only footage from the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968. Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Nemec...LEARN MORE.
This remarkable eight-part series tells the stories of ordinary Czech citizens caught in the wheels of history. Composed entirely of home movies, still photographs, letters, and diaries...LEARN MORE.
THE END OF AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE
A beautifully filmed, yet very bleak, post-apocalyptic vision of the future, which finds a group of women reverting to primitive barbarity in order to survive. From Czech New Wave director...LEARN MORE.
THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR
A Jewish physician in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia works in a warehouse after the Nazi ban all Jews from holding professional positions. When he helps an injured political fugitive, he is...LEARN MORE.
Jan Nemec, a leading filmmaker of the Czech New Wave, creates an original portrait of one of the most provocative artists of the 20th century: Toyen (Marie Cerminova). As a female...LEARN MORE.
At a school for the blind, the students exuberantly show off their remarkable talents as musicians, as radio announcers, as daredevil bicyclists, and most unexpected of all, as photographers...LEARN MORE.
WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?
A Czech New Wave classic, Who Killed Jessie is a slapstick fantasy about a scientist who invents a machine that enables a sleeping person's dreams to be viewed through a projector...LEARN MORE.