DVD Citizen Havel

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


Stay tuned to the Pavel Koutecký Award website. 


At the Czech Lion nomination announcements, Citizen Havel together with Petr Zelenka´s Karamazov Brothers received the Critics´ Award and oneCzech Lion nomination for the documentary of the year 2008.

Director Miroslav Janek took home the Trilobit Award for his contribution to documentary creation in 2008. His achievements include the documentary Confession of Katarina K, direction of photography in the Ghetto Named Baluty and Dry Mountain on the Way to Europe, and the final version of the movie Citizen Havel. 


The picture was one of the winning films at this year´sCPH: DOX festival in Copenhaven.


The DVD version of the filmhas been released. Have a look at the sleeve and download it in the PDF format . Listen to new radio spot (in Czech).  


The film has been nominated for the European Film Academy´s Prix Arte Award for the best European documentary. Take a look at the media reaction to this event in the Media/Review section, including a press release (in Czech), which mentions, among others, that Citizen Havel has alreadybeen viewed by over 160,000 spectator.


DVD of the film will be released on October 20. Besides the picture iteslf, the disk contains English and German subtitles, Czech captions for the hearing impaired, and scene descriptions for the visually impaired. In addition, there are four scenes that did not make it into the 120 minutes long cinema version and photos from the premiere. 


The European Film Academy nominated the film for its documentary film prize Prix Arte, and the European Parliament put forward Citizen Havel for the LUX award.


Citizen Havel travelled round impressive number ofinternational festivals . And there are more of the coming up...


In the Media section we´ve added radio spots about the film, including some which you certainly won´t have heard before.


We´ve added the Citizen Havel Calendar , which audience were given at the premieres. Free to download, print and use.


Read the article in English about film´s screening at theBerlinale 2008 , among other things, in the section reviews.


In the section reviews we´ve added audio interview from premiere.

In the section about the film we´ve added a storyboard with commentary.

You can also take a fresh look at some photographs from the premieres.


Interview with director of the filmMiroslav Janek


The film will be screened at the festival Hot Docs in Toronto

21.04. 21:45
BADER theatre

23.04. 15:45 


The Slovak opening night will take place in Tatra cinema in Bratislava


The hundred thousandth viewer, Mr. Pavle Matějíček, was welcomed in the Světozor cinema. The news has made its way to the Variety magazine. Congratulation. And thanks all the viewers. 


The film´s first award.

The Viewer´s award and the Jury´s Special Mention Award at the One World (Jeden svět) festival. 


During the festival One World (Jeden svět) the director´s cut 25 minute longer version of the film was presented. A discussion with Míra Janek and the editor Tonička Janková folowed.


The film was presented atBerlinale in the FORUM section 

11.02. 19:30 CineStar 8

12.02 16:30 cinema Delphi-Filmpalast

13.02. 18:00 Czech centre in Berlin, discussion with the director and producer
14.02. 20:00 Colosseum cinema


Due to great interest 4 extra copies of the film were produced. There are 16 copies in distribution


Film is entering cinemas with 12 copies


Gala Moravian opening night with attendance of author takes place in the Art cinema in Brno


Gala opening night in Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům took place


Gala preview night in Lucerna cinema with attendance of authors and performers took place


Press conference accompanied with a screening of the film took place in Prague with the attendance of Ladislav Špaček, Vladimír Hanzel, Ivo Mathé, and others. The film will be shown at Berlinale in from 10th to 14th February 2008


A screening for journalists took place. You can see the first reviews in the Media and reviews section 


The sneak previews were sent to cinemas. You can find thetrailer and other materila in the Download section 


In cinemas from January 31th 2008

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