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PLZEŇ: A film inspired by the fate of Russian poet Anna Barkova, 8 Heads of Madness by Marta Nováková, will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival, which runs from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PLZEN: Ice Mother / Bába z Ledu by Bohdan Sláma, winner of six Czech Lions, will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. Ice Mother is a Czech/Slovak/French coproduction.

PLZEŇ: Little Crusader / Křižáček by Václav Kadrnka will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. This Czech/Slovak/Italian coproduction was awarded the Crystal Globe at the 52nd KVIFF and best director at the Czech Critics‘ Awards.

PRAGUE: Unique historical audiovisual material was discovered in an old bankrupt factory in Central Bohemia. A preliminary inspection has revealed it to be a record of the political show trial of Rudolf Slánský in 1952. The existence of these materials was confirmed by witnesses in the 1960s and they have been sought since 1990.

PLZEN: The second part of Jan Hřebejk´s trilogy Garden Store / Zahradnictví: Deserter / Dezertér will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. The film is a Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction.

PLZEN: The Czech/French coproduction Skokan directed by Petr Václav will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PRAGUE: Juraj Herz, one of the most acclaimed Czech directors, known for his horror flavoured film style and specific humour within the Czech New Wave, died in Prague on 8 April 2018. He was 83 years old.

PLZEN: The 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival, the most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. The festival will open with the long awaited directorial debut of the famous Czech musician Ondřej Havelka, Hastrman.

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund will distribute 511,710 EUR / 13 m CZK to the production of 14 documentaries with Czech major participation. New projects by Helena Třeštíková, Tomáš Bojar, Eva Tomanová and David Sís are among the winners.

PRAGUE: The French film Custody directed by Xavier Legrand was awarded best film in the New Europe competition of the 25th Prague International Film Festival Febiofest.