Did You Know?
[on Václav Havel
's cameo in Up and Down
(2004)] The Burmese dissident couple in our film was inspired by my wife's work for Amnesty International. At the time, she was working on an exhibition of photographs on Burma held under the auspices of then President Václav Havel
. I knew that his participation in the film could contribute to the believability of this element of the narrative.