Havel to direct a film

Playwright and former Czech president Václav Havel is going to direct a film based on his latest play “Leaving”, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Tuesday. Producers of the planned movie said it took Mr Havel a long time to decide, but that he had a “very clear idea” of what the film should be like. Mr Havel also stopped a TV production of a theatre performance of his play as it would jeopardize the interests of the film producers. The production of the film should start next year, and Mr Havel’s wife, the actress Dagmar Havlová, is set to land one of the leading roles.

Author: Jan Richter