Czech Films

 

DVDs in Czech with International Content


Kolya
Director: Jan Sverák
1996
A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires, setting off a wild set of circumstances and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate.. In Czech with English subtitles. 105 min.
Call number: DVD koly

Želary
Director: Ondřej Trojan
2003
A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife. Czech with English subtitles. 148 min.
Call number: zela


DVDs with Czech Cultural Content


The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Director: Philip Kaufman
2006 (1988)
Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960’s, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country’s political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life. 172 min
Call number: DVD unbe


VHS Tapes with Czech Cultural Content


Le Golem: the Legend of Prague
Director: Julien Duvivier
1990 (1935)
This film illustrates the legend that originated in the ghetto of medieval Prague. In 1560, Rabbi Loew created a being in human form to which he imparted life.
Call number: VHS PN 1997 .G58 1990