Points for the President aka Attempt at Contrarevolution

Hlasy pro prezidenta aneb Pokus o kontrarevoluci

Czech distribution premiere

Points for the President aka Attempt at Contrarevolution

What value do truth and love have in the 21st century? Director Martin Kohout offers a historical look back at the Czech political scene, from the feeling of revolutionary solidarity in 1989 to today’s fragmented opinions.

The starting point is November 1989, a time inseparably linked to Václav Havel. Using archive footage, the director gradually works his way from the Velvet Revolution to the 2017 parliamentary elections and the subsequent presidential election. The film gives space to voters, bizarre political videos from campaigns, and verbal exchanges from public demonstrations. The entire documentary is framed in the context of how our perceptions have changed regarding such concepts as freedom and democracy, whose interpretations differ across the political spectrum and vary over time. Will we ever find common ground again?

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About the film

Czech Republic
2021 / 95 min.

Director
Martin Kohout

Language
Czech

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Martin Kohout

Martin Kohout

2021 - Points for the President aka Attempt at Contrarevolution
2015 - The Czech Way

Screenings

26. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Ponrepo
Discussion
Jakub Wagner, producer
Martin Kohout, director
27. 3.
15:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna VS
Discussion
Jakub Wagner, producer
Petr Pithart,
Martin Kohout, director
29. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Atlas MS

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