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20 Nov 2008 00:00 - 00:00

Citizen Havel

After the split of Czechoslovakia in 1992, former political dissident, leader of the Velvet Revolution, playwright, and essayist Václav Havel became the first president of a new country, the Czech Republic. Such events are not commonplace so, from day one, he permitted his friend, filmmaker Pavel Koutecký, to be with him, to capture as much of it as possible, whether in the Prague Castle or around the world. The result is Citizen Havel, a feature-length documentary of never-before-seen footage that provides an intimate look at a man thrust into the spotlight of international politics and celebrity, trying to maintain a balance between public and personal life while bringing his nation out of its communist past and into a free, democratic future.

+Q&A with director Miroslav Janek

Miroslav Janek, Pavel Koutecky, CZ/US, 2008, 120’

Box office: 0871 704 2058


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


20 Nov 2008 00:00 - 00:00


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