Now I'm curious: what is The Maiden And The Monster about? I haven't heard of that movie.
It's a "fairytale" (sorry, it's a full fledged, super-eerie horror), based on Beauty and the Beast. It was made in 1978 and directed by Juraj Herz. He was prosecuted by the communist government then and wasn't allowed to direct, but he was allowed to make this one children's story. It's very very very dark, but visually stunning, even though there isn't one CGI trick save for at the very end. All very hands-on, honest, thorough craftsmanship - from the stage, costumes, screenplay to acting and directing - just plain filmmaking. I'm gushing, I know, but it's one of my favorites. Scary as hell, but B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.
It's *cough* on youtube
*coughcough* with (dreadful) subtitles. *cough* But at least you'll get the gist.
Also, could you tell me more about Zeman's situation? We didn't get these news here.
Well, recently in a traditional radio interview he bashed the Russian group Pussy Riot and used quite a few... nasty words (cunt, shit, whore... etc). Presumably it was a ruse to give the papers something jucier to talk about after his clusterfuck in China where he let it be heard that he wasn't there to lecture them on human rights and then got back to Czech Republic with a private jet of PPF (private investment group). Add to this his older excesses (as in, being blind-drunk when coronation jewels were presented etc) and people are demanding his resignation (finding out that people can very well elect a president, but they can't depose him as easily). There was a demonstration called "Show the president the red card," which was attended by thousands on November 17th (on 25 years anniversary since Velvet Revolution - the fall of communism), but, as always, nothing came out of it.
It was remixed (it's funny, too bad, you probably can't understand it...
ALSO! The twerking scandal
During the Miss of University of Economics the girls were asked (as part of the competition) to undergo a crash-course lesson of twerk on stage. In bikini.