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Fair Play

Anna, a talented young sprinter, is training for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Following official instructions, she takes anabolic steroids masked as prescribed vitamins to boost her performance. When she finds out, she risks everything by refusing to continue, forcing her dissident mother, who sees the Olympics as Anna‘s escape route, to conspire against her. Highlighting the Eastern Block policy of doping athletes, Sedlácková provides a powerful account of how the Communist regime sought to control lives and the resulting moral dillemmas. This year’s Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Drama

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Václav Havel

The 1989 Velvet Revolution was led by Václav Havel, a playwright and poet who became Czechoslovakia’s first democratically elected president and one f the great figures of twentieth century Europe. Andrea Sedlácková (Fair Play) maps Havel’s life with extensive film clips and interviews to fashion an elegant portrait of a bohemian artist whose life below