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15 Nov 2011 18:30

Leaving + Q&A with lead actress Dagmar Havlová

Chancellor Rieger is leaving office and also a villa that has become home to his family. While sorting out what is his and what is not, he also takes an inventory of his relationships with people, mainly his mistress, daughter, former secretary and the former secretary to his former secretary, who are all manipulating him. Václav Havel’s directorial debut with his own stage play echoes both King Lear and The Cherry Orchard and is an intimate drama about the loss of power full of humour, autobiographical elements and irony. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with lead actress Dagmar Havlová, chaired by HE Michael Žantovský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic. Leaving: Václav Havel, CZ 2010, 95‘,subtitles. With Josef Abrhám, Dagmar Havlová, Oldřich Kaiser, Jaroslav Dušek.

Part of the Made in Prague 2011, Film & Literature Festival.


Václav Havel, CR, 2011, 95’
Cast: Josef Abrhám, Dagmar Havlová, Oldřich Kaiser, Jaroslav Dušek

+Q&A with Dagmar Havlova

Václav Havel
(*1936) is a playwright, writer, essayist and former president of the Czech Republic. The Garden Party (1963),  Audience (1975), Leaving (2007), The Power of the Powerless (1985), Letters to Olga (1988),To the Castle and Back (2007).

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Admission: £10.50 (£9.50 concs.)


The Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London, W11 3JZ


15 Nov 2011 18:30


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