Thu 08 November
Václav Havel, Praha - Hrad
Almost one year after his death, the filmclub of the Czech center presents a documentary on the dissident, playwright and president Václav Havel.
‘Václav Havel, Praha - Hrad’ by director Petr Jančárek explores the earliest days of Vaclav Havel’s presidency as told by members of Havel’s inner circle and the playwright himself, including the arrival of his team to Prague Castle in the wake of the turbulent 1989 elections and Havel’s historic speech to the U.S. Congress. Interviews with Havel, his advisors and staff as well as Madeleine Albright and others tell the story of a truly unique period in the history of the former Czechoslovakia and the complex personality of the former President, who suddenly went from being a dissident to becoming the head of a free democratic state.