Scene from the film Jan Vladislav
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Jan Vladislav

  • Czech Republic
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Jan Vladislav, Czech poet and author, signatory of Charter 77, publisher of the samizdat manuscript series Kvart, and translator of Dante, Shakespeare, Michaux and Eliot, was forced into exile in France in 1981 by the Communist regime. The first part of the film captures Jan Vladislav as he returns back to Bohemia after the death of his wife. In the second part we see him on a Sicilian beach one year later.

French subtitles are available only in download format.


  • Original title
    Jan Vladislav
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kateřina Krusová
  • DOP
    Braňo Pažitka
  • Editing
    Václav Rejholec, Petr Kout
  • Sound
    Petr Kaláb, Petr Blažek, Daniel Němec
  • Duration
    50 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
    • International Film Festival AFO (Academia Film Olomouc)
    • Finále Plzeň 2004
  • Awards
    • Prize for the best Czech documentary in Czech Joy Section - International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava
    • Zlatý ledňáček in Category Documentary Film up to 30 minutes - Finále Plzeň 2004 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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