Prague: A New Golem

  • Jan Uhde


THE ANCIENT LEGEND about Rabbi Löw and the human-sized clay figure Golem whom the Rabbi brought to life only to see his creation become a destructive force is closely tied to Prague, one of Europe's cultural marvels. The famous Paul Wegener's proto-expressionist 1915 film, Golem, was also shot in that city. This year, a new Golem is about to be born: An international film festival Golden Golem 95 will be held in Prague for the first time between 9-17 June. Its categories include International Competition for feature-length films, Panorama of World film, Czech film, Independent film, a Retrospective, a Film market, and others....