Archive of films My Father, The Prince / Mein Vater, der Fürst
An intimate portrait of the relationship between Karel Schwarzenberg, a key figure of the post-November 1989 era, and his daughter Lila Schwarzenberg. The fascinating discussions, filmed over a period of five years, also open up uncomfortable, controversial themes, such as the complex process of growing up in the shadow of a charismatic father, moreover, under the weight of aristocratic traditions and customs.
An intimate portrait of the relationship between Lila Schwarzenberg and Karel Schwarzenberg, Chancellor to Václav Havel and former Foreign Minister. One of the principal post-November 1989 moral authorities, affectionately known by many as “the Prince”, Schwarzenberg spent dozens of hours over a period of five years with his daughter, co-director on the film, in places that shaped the somewhat uneasy destiny of this noble family. Prague, Orlík, Vienna, Murau in Styria – everywhere where privacy melded with defining moments in 20th-century history. The fascinating discussions between father and daughter also open up uncomfortable, controversial themes, such as the complex process of growing up in the shadow of a charismatic father, moreover, under the weight of aristocratic traditions and customs.
About the director
Lukas Sturm (1966, Austria) and Lila Schwarzenberg (1968, Austria). Joint filmography: My Father, The Prince (Mein Vater, der Fürst, 2022, doc.).
About the film
|Director:||Lukas Sturm, Lila Schwarzenberg|
|Dir. of Photography:||Christoph Beck, Duli Diemannsberger, Nino Leitner, Christian Stolz|
|Editor:||Thomas Vondrak, Monika Willi|
|Producer:||Gernot Schaffler, Thomas Brunner, Lukas Sturm, Lila Schwarzenberg|
|Coproduction:||Neulandfilm & Medien GmbH, Thought Engine|