Get inspired by Lee’s top picks for your future Czech viewings. Photo: Národní filmový archív
…through the eyes of an expat. Lee Adams has been watching and reviewing Czech films for many years now, almost as long as he’s been living in Brno. To celebrate his 100th review, he created a list of his favourites.
“It was a tough task with plenty of soul searching involved,” Lee says. “I tried to capture the sheer diversity of the films I’ve seen to date. Also, I tried to give modern Czech movies a fair shout. I know there is a common belief that Czech cinema isn’t a patch on its heyday in the 60s and 70s. However, there are some very solid movies from this century out there. From the beginning, this project was intended as my personal exploration of Czech cinema, trying to get a handle on it from the perspective of a knowledgeable outsider. Therefore I have also tried to make a list that might be handy for someone who wants to get into Czech movies but isn’t sure where to start. ” If you’re one of the newbies to Czech cinematography or quite the opposite and you want to compare Lee’s picks to yours, visit his website: