The Presence of Arnošt Lustig | Discussion & Screening

American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Fee: Free

About the Event

“A man is immortal as long as he lives in the memory of others,” said to his daughter the late world-renowned Czech writer Arnošt Lustig with a wry smile.

Marked by premonition that the clock is ticking, director Eva Lustigová enters the world of her artist through a series of interviews. She encounters his mortality and what matters in times of war as much as in times of peace. In this unconventional film, we get a glimpse of a major literary figure of the twentieth century, a humanist and holocaust survivor replete with talent, humility and love of life.

Against the backdrop of father-daughter complicity, Lustig, the man who wanted to rewrite his world to make the unlivable make-believe, is accompanied by friends Václav Havel, Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer, Jiří Menzel. Eva Lustigová, film director and producer, will personally introduce the film and will be available for questions.

In Czech, with English subtitles.

The film is 53 minutes long.

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