Prague welcomed the Chinese New Year this weekend, and we would like to share with you the atmosphere that reigned there.

This weekend we have prepared for you a list of five movies which are all essentially road movies, but each with a distinctive slant on the genre. While first two are true stories and are therefore rather serious films, the other three contain elements of comedy.

As recently as four or five years ago, the river Vltava in Prague was a deserted place with just a few fishermen and couple of determined runners. Now it has become an important place for cultural activities, farmers’ markets, and even a location for leisurely walks in the warm summer months. Let us invite you to tour this magical place in Prague as it now is, after the transformation of the last few years. YT's designer, Martina Advaney, has spent a few years capturing the changes.

In case you have ever wondered what Istanbul would look like from an entirely different perspective, Aydın Büyüktaş is an artist who can take you on a mind-expanding journey through the streets of this breathtaking place. By taking surreal photos of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, he gives you the feeling that you are living through scenes in the famous movie, Inception.

In many parts of the world, February is a month of looking forward to spring. All around the globe there are festivals which say goodbye to winter and welcome new life, traditionally with noisy and colourful celebrations. Here are the major ones.

Cartoon, puppet or animated movies are very a specific category. Where some people might still see attributes of children’s fairy tales and others would easily recognise the possibilities of an unique spectacle with many dimensions.  This week we would like to introduce you to 5 unmatched movies (by technique, style or plot).  All of them were warmly accepted by the audience and won various awards. 

Top

Friday's Newsletter with the best stories of the week.

Your email address: (required)