27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Petr Jančárek: This Is Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?
director: Petr Jančárek
original title: Petr Jančárek: Tady Havel, slyšíte mě?
country: Czech Republic
running time: 90 min.
In April 2009, Václav Havel proposed to director Petr Jančárek to “… film the rest of his life”.
Their almost three-year collaboration, ended with Havel's death, characterized total openness, the ex-president's confidence in the director and the creator's responsibility towards his hero. Feature documentary This Is Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me? arises from unique material, profiting from the non-existent distinction between the private and public forms of the world personality. According to the director, "it certainly does not intend to become a formally polished monument to the giant or slogan in the encyclopedia of world statesmen."
For the first time, parts of an exceptional film will be screened at the Ji.hlava festival. The discussion will be focused on the relationship between the creator and statesman, the development of the project and its author concept.
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