123 min


Citizen Havel

Občan Havel

Directing: Pavel KouteckýMiroslav Janek


In the course of 13 years the crew has filmed 45 hours of images and recorded 90 hours of sound material. This truly unique material offers new looks behind the scenes of international politics in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, and also into events in a post-totalitarian country during its transition to democracy. Václav Havel was a key figure in the great changes that took place in central and Eastern Europe in the 1990s - the film material captures his work and influence both in his country and internationally. Among the truly unique events captured on film is Bill Clinton's State visit to the Czech Republic in January 1994, including the private part of the visit, when he went to the Reduta jazz club in Prague. Other events are the historic 2002 NATO Summit in Prague, Václav Havel formulating his position for a statement during the Prague meeting of the International Monetary Fund: "I sympathize with opponents of the IMF, and I'm also anti-establishment, but now I represent the country hosting the meeting"...


Czechs at IDFA '17: Two docs competening for awards, and one is joining the Masters
23. 10. 2017

Czechs at IDFA '17: Two docs competening for awards, and one is joining the Masters

This year, three Czech documentaries are included in the official programme and two of them are up for prizes.
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