Občan Havel

Citizen Havel

After the split-up 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. Thus it came to pass that a former enemy of the state was actually given the popular mandate to transform that state and its institutions. Such events are not commonplace, so from the beginning, he permitted his friend, filmmaker Pavel Koutecký, to be with him and capture as much of it as possible, whether in Prague Castle or around the world.

European Panorama 2008
Pavel Koutecký
Czech Republic / USA 2008
120 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Pavel Koutecký
Cinematography Stano Slušný
Editing Tonicka Janková
With Václav Havel, Michail Gorbatschow, Jacques Chirac, u.a.
Produzentin Jarmila Poláková Koproduzenten David Dušek, Pavel Strnad, Michael Wolkowitz AFiS - Association Film & Sociology Pod Zvonařkou 10 120 00 Prag 2 Tschechische Republik T +420 222 561 410 F +420 222 561 680 fas@seznam.cz www.afis.cz