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Directed by Andrea Sedlácková

Czech Republic 2014 70 mins.

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 and then above ground was rich in paradoxes.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: New Czech Cinema



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