Bystré is paradise
Miroslav Janek and Vít Janeček's
Bitva o život (Battle for Life, 2000)
Starring the inhabitants of a Czech village in severe economic decline, Bitva o život presents a series of stories that blend reality and carnival, as Peter Hames explains.
Going back to Brno
(Returning in Autumn, 2001)
Podzimní návrat tries to breathe new life into the Czech interest in the past with an unusual historical focus—Greek refugees in 1950s Czechoslovakia—and non-linear narrative. Mark Preskett was at the world premiere.
The wounds that
Деца-Fëmijët (Kosovo 2000) /
Children (Kosovo 2000) 
Moldoványi targets the tenderest points of our emotions to reveal the iniquity of war and the pain of readjusting to life beyond it. Andrew James Horton examines his approach.
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