Czech Radio screening New Wave films


Czech Radio has organized a week-long film screening of New Wave films in Prague's Karlin district starting Monday 6th to mark the 50th anniversary of the crushing of the Prague Spring. It will screen one film a day starting with the 1967 psychological drama The Cremator.

Czech Radio will be at the center of a series of commemorative events marking 50 years since the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. It is cooperating closely with the National Museum, the National Film Archive and the Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes to produce a video-mapping of the August events, including a 13-hour special starting late on August 20th which will follow the events of that night and the early hours of August 21st when Russian tanks rolled into the country to crush the democratic reforms of the Prague Spring movement.