Film

Havel’s Leaving (Odcházení)

 
NY Premiere
 
Fri, May 11, 2012
  • 5PM
  • 9PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 94 minutes
RATED: NR
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $7
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Václav Havel

With Josef Abrhám, Dagmar Havlová, Vlasta Chramostová, Eva Holubová, Tatiana Vilhelmová

Before becoming the first president of the newly free CzechRepublic in 1989, the late Vaclav Havel was a great playwright. (Joseph Papp premiered all of Havel's plays in the 1960s at the venerable Public Theater.) After leaving office,Havel returned to writing and created this story of a womanizing politico in the 1970s who, ousted from office, enters a phase of his life in which he's no longer the center of attention, protected by his office against a political archrival. This searing satire, based on the play of the same name, is based as much on Shakespeare's King Lear as on Havel's real-life experience in politics. 

In Czech with English subtitles