A story of political corruption, kidnapping and organized crime, a feature documentary The Lust for Power chronicles the incredible rise of Vladimir Meciar, Slovakia’s first prime minister following its return to democracy after 40 years of totalitarian communist rule. Director Tereza Nvotova creates a hauntingly personal take on a society in crisis, using old home videos of herself and friends as children, playacting and imitating Meciar’s ruthless use of propaganda and intimidation to achieve and maintain power.


DIRECTED BY Tereza Nvotova

PRODUCED BY HBO Europe, PubRes, Negativ


The world premiere of this film was opening  21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October  2017.

Watch online: https://aerovod.cz/katalog/meciar


Main prize of 31st audiovisual Trilobite Awards organized by the Czech Film and Television Association

Official selection for European Film Awards 2018