I Love Czech Films

Celebrating the diversity of Czech cinema

Some news: Director Irena Pavlásková started to shoot her biopic about controversial Czech photographer Jan Saudek.

The film, called simply Fotograf (The Photographer), is also co-written by Saudek himself (on first picture) and after some speculations about Oldřich Kaiser and Jiří Langmajer as the possible leads, it was revealed that Karel Roden won the part.

One of most significant Czech critics Kamil Fila already commented it as “the biggest miscast in the whole history of Czech cinema”. :) 


Music video for Czech fairy tale Čert ví proč (The Devil Knows Why, 2003, directed by Roman Vávra).

Quite enjoyable film based on story by Miloš Macourek (Who Wants to Kill Jessie?, The Girl on a Broomstick etc.), with all-stars cast (Tatiana Pauhofová, Iva Janžurová, Jiří Lábus, Eva Holubová and many other local first-class actors), but for some reason, it´s not so popular as other fairy tales. Devil knows why…