The normalized, the normalizers and their cinemas

The normalized, the normalizers and their cinemas: Czechoslovak and Soviet Films of the 1970s

Created and moderated by Anastasia Mamaeva, PhD student at UMR Eur’ORBEM (Sorbonne University/CNRS, Paris), this webinar is organized with the support of Eur’ORBEM, CEFRES (Prague) and Charles University (Prague).
Location: CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1 and online (to get the link, please register at
Date: May 13, May 27, June 4, 2024 at 4:30 pm (CET)
Language: English


Every session will take place from 4.30 to 6 PM Prague/Paris time and will include a presentation and a discussion.

Monday, May 13

The Squalid Charms of the Stagnation Cinematic Aesthetics
Igor GULIN (independent cultural historian, critic, poet)

Monday, May 27

Visitors and Insiders: The Normalisation-Era Career of Jindřich Polák
Jonathan OWEN (independent scholar of Eastern and Central European cinema, avant-gardes, and cult film; author, Avant-Garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties, 2011)

Tuesday, June 4

Czechoslovak public relations films for export
Lucie ČESÁLKOVÁ (editor-in-chief, Iluminace magazine; Charles University, Prague)


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