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Desperate for answers about the theft of two of her most precious paintings, Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and Barbora becomes Karl Bertil-Nordland‘s closest ally. Although the paintings are nowhere to be seen, their friendship deepens when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full-time care. Over time, the pair form an inextricable bond that will…Find out more »
Circumstances prevent us from holding our special 30th anniversary dinner this year but you can meet our keynote speaker from the comfort of your home on Zoom. It also offers an opportunity to say a fond farewell to L’ubomir Rehák, the Slovak Ambassador, who is leaving his post in London for Moscow and to welcome his successor Róbert Ondrejcsák. At the end of the programme, the winner of the 2020 BCSA writing competition will be announced. Nigel Baker was appointed…Find out more »
A candid insight into Jan Švankmajer's artistic workshop in which a grand master of puppetry and animation conjures his sharp and merciless exploration of human nature The legendary artist, filmmaker and surrealist, Jan Švankmajer, whose work has inspired artists such as Terry Gilliam and the Quay Brothers, bade farewell to feature filmmaking in 2018 with his swan song, Insects. While shooting the making of Insects, directors Adam Olha, Jan Daňhel and producer Jaromír Kallista decided to preserve Švankmajer’s unique creative…Find out more »