Odessa film studios and their movie-making for children and youth in the ending era of the USSR [CZ]

A brief excursus on one of the oldest film studios in the world. A presentation and analysis of children's films in the ‘70s and ‘80s in the USSR.

Czechs in the urban environment of southern Ukraine - part I. [CZ]

Most 19th century Czech migrants to today’s Ukraine settled in the agriculturally potent western and southern regions. However, a large number of these migrants found employment also in the then developing urban centres. Odessa, now a port metropolis located in the southwestern part of Ukraine, was one of such cities wherein communities of Czech compatriots gradually established. The article considers the presence of the Czech minority in the city of Odessa, emphasizing a its communal and social life. The study also recalls probably the most important figure of Czech origin in the field of culture, the long-time chief conductor of the local city theatre orchestra and composer Josef Přibík.

Film Review: Asthenic Syndrome - Part II [CZ]

Meaning of symbolism in the film of Kira Muratova and comparisons to similar movies. A little look back at the film Asthenic Syndrome and an interpretation of its visual message.

Film Review: Asthenic Syndrome - Part I [CZ]

Bizarre film opus of the first lady of Ukrainian film Kira Muratova. The story of people tired of life, absurdity, apathy, and themselves.

Returns of Czech compatriots from Ukraine [CZ]

The text is based on field research provided by the author in the village of Bohemka and captures the history, life, and customs of Czech compatriots in this Ukrainian village. It contains the description of the “Bohemian” culture, which is influenced by both Czech traditions and the Ukrainian environment. The text clarifies the importance and role of expatriate associations in a foreign environment.