Czech documentary film-maker Miroslav Janek has agreed to take over as director of Citizen Havel,a documentary about former Czech president Vaclav Havel,following the tragic death of the project's original director, Pavel Koutecky.
Janek has directed numerous Czech documentaries,including Kha-chee-pae,which screened in documentary competition at
The main task he faces on the project will be editing the 45 hours of16mm footage Koutecky left behind.
Before becoming president of
The project is co-produced by Asociace Film& Sociolgie (AFiS) and Negativ, which produced Bohdan Slama's
"We were close to an agreement with a co-producer who would have helpedus finish the film before Koutecky died, but we hadto stop negotiations after the accident," he said.
Koutecky died in April after fallingfrom a high-rise building in