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by Pavel Křemen


As the main representative of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Milouš Jakeš was the most powerful man in the country. At ninety years old, he still evokes strong reactions in society today. The director joins Jakeš on a look back at his life, from his beginnings at the Baťa Works until his final expulsion from the party. The film is interspersed with period footage of anti-government protests being put down, and the former general secretary is also confronted with former dissidents or their descendants. This documentary portrait shows an almost ascetic old man with firm convictions regarding the rightness of the old order, which suited his austere nature.

international title: Milda
original title: Milda
country: Czech Republic
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Pavel Křemen
film run: 70'
screenplay: Jan Gogola, Pavel Křemen
cinematography by: Robert Novák
film editing: Hana Dvořáčková, Jan Skalský
producer: Pavel Křemen
production: REALFILM PRODUCTION s.r.o