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Already a notable center of quality cinema in the late silent and early sound era, Czechoslovakia (and, later, the Czech Republic) saw the rise of several famous animators (notably Jirí Trnka, Jan Svankmajer and Jirí Barta) and an extraordinary flowering of talent in a 1960s New Wave (Věra Chytilová, Miloš Forman, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec and others) later crushed by censorious Soviet invasion. More recently, the now-separate Czech and Slovak nations have continued to produce a mix of populist genre and exportable art-house films.

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