Smiling man with headphones around his head.

Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?

(Tady Havel, slyšíte mě?)

Unpublished footage from the last 3 years of Václav Havel’s life in a personal portrait of the ageing ex-president who always put the public interest above his own.

Instead of fulfilling his dream of being a retired statesman, reading and going to the theatre, Václav Havel remained an active politician, travelling across continents to spread the values of democracy. The film is a multi-layered story of the final years of a great man who never lost his insight or sense of humour. Towards the end of his life, Havel reflects not only on his own legacy but also on the general values of humanity and democracy in the 21st century. As he himself admits at the end, the role of ex-president is one of the most demanding jobs he has ever had.

Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují

TitleHavel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?
Original TitleTady Havel, slyšíte mě?
Original LanguageCzech, English
Zněníoriginal audio, children’s films dubbed in Czech
Subtitles Czech subtitles, select films have descriptive Czech or English subtitles (look for the accessibility icons next to each screening)
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginCzech Republic
Length87 min.
Tags Health, Politics, Europe
Director Petr Jančárek

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