Slovakia, Czech Republic
from a small town, Vladimir Meciar, vies for the job. He wins and proceeds to rise to the very top.
While governing he becomes a benevolent dictator, ruling the country using tools of corruption, propaganda and organized crime. While events like the division of Czechoslovakia or the kidnapping of the President's son unfold, Tereza and her friends are playing children's games of politics, casting Meciar in the lead role.
The documentary LUST FOR POWER doesn’t only cover one chapter in Slovak political history. It raises universal and very current questions, because Meciar-like political archetypes keep popping up all over the world.
Are we ever going to find out, why we tend to put blind faith in authoritarian leaders?
2017 - THE LUST FOR POWER, doc
2017 - FILTHY
2013 - DISCOLAND, short
2011 - GYPSY SUPERSTAR, short doc
2010 - PLAYERS
2010 - IN THE GARAGE, short doc
2009 - TAKE IT JEASY, doc
2009 - ARTIFICIAL INSIGHT, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Tereza Nvotová
Written by: Tereza Nvotová
Produced by: Pavel Strnad, Zuzana Mistríková, Lubica Orechovská, Tereza Polachová, Katerina Cerná
Cinematography: Martin Žiaran
Editing: Josef Krajbich
Original Score: Jonatán Pastircák Pjoni
Sound Design: Radim Hladík Jr.
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Documentary Selection 2018