The film was awarded the historically first Czech Lion for a documentary. Take a look at photos from the award-giving ceremony




od 30. 1. 2008:


To make a movie about Vaclav Havel is...




Citizen Havel on the festival circuit

We have sent the film to a whole series of international festivals. And more are in the pipeline…  

Radio spots

Have a listen (in Czech) to the radio spots, including the versions which weren’t broadcast previously

Fanfare 1
Fanfare 2

Citizen Havel Calendar (in Czech)

Viewers attending the premieres received a Citizen Havel Calendar. You can have a look at it here, save it on your computer and, if you like, print it out and hang it on your wall. It’ll last you until the end of January 2009 and you can use it to write down important events in your life. It’ll certainly be interesting to take another look at it in a few years’ time. What’s more, you’ll also find a recipe for Burgundy goulash à la Havel.

Citizen Havel Calendar

Interviews given at the premiere (in Czech)

After the premiere, amid the bustle of Slovanský dům, we took our microphone over to several guests, people who appeared in the film and the film’s producer to see what they thought

Jaroslav Hutka
Věra Chytilová
Ladislav Špaček

Michael Kocáb
Jan Švejnar
Jarmila Poláková

Miroslav Janek with Tonička Janková – guests on Vltava radio (in Czech)

At the end of December 2007 the film’s director Miroslav Janek and editor Tonička Janková were guests on the programme Setkávání [Encounters] on Czech Radio 3 Vltava. They spoke to Jana Klusáková. 

Part 1

Part 2  

Interview with Václav Havel (in Czech)

Jan Lukeš went off to Hrádeček to chat to Václav Havel, among other things, about Pavel Koutecký’s films and what it was like filming with him. The meadow murmured in the wind behind them, a breeze turned over the pages and the crickets were chirping. And you can hear it all in the background.

Film Titles

Film Trailer

Film Poster  

First peek behind the curtain 

May 21, 2008, Berlinale 

See the article here (pdf) 

March 26, 2008, NRC Next, Neederland

See the article here

July 16 2007, A Daily Dose of Havel

See the interview here

July 2006, Variety - Havel docu ready after 12-year slog

See the document here

July 2006, An Interview with Pavel Koutecky

See the interview here

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