24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Lust for Power
In recent Slovak history, there’s hardly a more significant figure than Vladimír Mečiar. Director Tereza Nvotová approaches him from several different directions. One is an interview that she conducted with him directly, another is his narrative monologue that presents Slovak history against the backdrop of his own family history, and finally through archival images of Mečiar’s public appearances in the media. Her film, accompanied by aerial images of the Slovak landscape as it appears today, poses the question of what Mečiar meant for the her generation, for society at the time, and for Slovakia in general.
“When I was 10-years-old, we´d make believe that we were E. T., Winnetou or Mečiar. Now I want to find out who he really was and what he has done to us and to our country because now I see the same story playing out all over the world.“ T. Nvotová
The film is being screened in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.
Slovak director Tereza Nvotová (1988) graduated from FAMU and debuted her first feature length documentary Take It Jeasy!, a Czech production, at the 2008 Ji.hlava Film Festival. She also contributed to the Czech Television series Báječná léta bez opony (2009) about successful personalities of the post-communist era. This year she shot her fiction film debut Filthy, on the topic of rape.
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|director:||Tereza Nvotova, Tereza Nvotová|
|producer:||Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, Tereza Polachová, Pavel Strnad, Kateřina Černá, Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, Tereza Polachová, Pavel Strnad, Kateřina Černá, Johny Galvin|
|script:||Tereza Nvotová, Josef Krajbich, Tereza Nvotova, Josef Krajbich, Barbora Námerová|
|sound:||Radim Hladík jr.|