The nine lives of Arnošt Lustig

Documentary film commemorates humor and humanity of Czech writer who lived through and documented history’s darkest days

Approaching the anniversary of Czech-Jewish writer Arnošt Lustig’s death on Feb. 26, 2011 at age 84, a new documentary film celebrating his life and work is being released, titled Arnošt Lustig – devět životů (Arnošt Lustig – Nine Lives). Made by the father-daughter team of Ivo Pavelek and Kristina Pavelková, the film stars the vibrant writer himself as he talks about his family, childhood, his experiences in the concentration camps and his rise as a journalist and internationally celebrated novelist.

Read the full article at Czech Position

Photos – 1) The Lustig family, 2) Arnošt Lustig – both photos from Diamant Film Praha

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4 Comments on “The nine lives of Arnošt Lustig”

  1. 19/02/2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I would love to see this film at some point, as well as the one made by his daughter, Eva. Arnost was an amazing teacher and a decent human being (Mensch).

  2. 19/02/2013 at 10:53 pm #

    You know there’s a link to it in the post. It’s pretty cheap to watch, even to buy. When I saw it it didn’t have English subs yet but I assume it does now.

  3. 19/02/2013 at 11:07 pm #

    I hadn’t noticed that link. Thank you. And thanks again for the link to Absinthe. I received the issue with your article on Fassbinder in the mail this past Friday.

  4. 19/02/2013 at 11:41 pm #

    My pleasure. I think you’ll like the film and hope you like/will like the article.

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