Havel

Local title
Havel
Original title
Havel
Director
Slávek Horák
Country
Czechia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

The first feature film about Václav Havel – the Czech playwright, human rights activist, politician and president who passed away in 2011. It focuses on Havel’s transformation from successful – later banned – playwright in the 1960s to human rights activist and prisoner of conscience in the 1970s, climaxing with Havel becoming the leader of the Czech Velvet Revolution and in 1989 being elected the first non-communist president of Czechoslovakia after 41 years. A drama about a self-doubting intellectual, torn between his own passions and self-imposed duties.

Film's director and co-writer Slávek Horák wrote, directed and produced his debut feature film, "Home Care", which represented the Czech Republic at the Academy Awards in 2016 and was screened also at PÖFF.

Director
Slávek Horák
Screenwriter
Slávek Horák, Rudolf Suchánek
Cast
Viktor Dvořák, Aňa Geislerová, Martin Hofmann, Stanislav Majer, Barbora Seidlová
Producer
Slávek Horák
DoP
Jan Šťastný
Editor
Vladimír Barák
Runtime
Language
Czech

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening041501 / Havel
SubtitlesEnglish
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening055005 / Havel
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening061205 / Havel
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening121105 / Havel
SubtitlesEnglish
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