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International Programme 2017
A Marriage Story Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková observed the seemingly ordinary marriage of Ivana and Václav for more than three decades. Until we realise that “ordinary” exists only for the casual observer.

A Marriage Story

Documentary Film
Czech Republic
2017
102 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad
Helena Třeštíková
David Cysař, Vlastimil Hamerník, Jan Malíř, Miroslav Souček, Ervín Sanders, Jiří Chod, Robert Novák, Antonín Kutík
Jakub Hejna
Helena Třeštíková
Richard Müller
Helena Třeštíková from Prague has filmed marriage stories since the early 1980s, which yielded several long-term documentaries. Ivana and Václav’s holy bond of matrimony is the subject of observation in this instalment, which takes us from the day before wedding day to the present day. At the time, in December 1980, Ivana was 21 years old and Václav 24. They were both studying architecture and married “because we like each other. And other things. Things we shouldn’t talk about.” Their first child was born shortly after the wedding: Honza.

Helena Třeštíková’s film “René” won the Golden Dove in Leipzig in 2008; a piece about a hopeless but charming amoralist who was drawn again and again to the same place: prison. It seems as if Třeštíková, too, is attracted by certain places, but even more so by people and the way they try to give their life a meaningful direction. This “marriage story”, for example, reveals an incredible desire for enlargement and growth that shows in an accumulation of objects, children and responsibilities – one of the inner motives of the Strnads which unfolds over 35 years together.

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for MDR Film Prize
Kids DOK 2017
Awaker Filip Diviak

Every morning the awaker does his strenuous job. When his strength runs out one day his grandson has a brilliant idea.

Awaker

Animated Film
Czech Republic
2017
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lukáš Gregor
Filip Diviak
Jan Nevyjel, Noemi Valentíny, Vít Přibyla, Barbora Kadlíčková
Filip Diviak, Josef Erla
Filip Diviak
Filip Diviak
Jiří Hloušek
Every morning the awaker does his strenuous job. When his strength runs out one day his grandson has a brilliant idea.

Lina Dinkla

The House

Animated Film
Czech Republic
2017
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lukáš Gregor, Markéta Janečková
Veronika Zacharová
Michael Lužný
Veronika Zacharová
Veronika Zacharová
Veronika Zacharová
Pavel Vrtěl
The house is outraged: its inhabitants have the gall to move to a modern high tech mansion! It sets out to look for a new place to live.

Lina Dinkla
Kids DOK 2017
The Little One Diana Cam Van Nguyen

When Rong was a small child she and her parents moved from Vietnam to Prague. Now she is grown up and remembers that time and what it was like to feel like a foreigner.

The Little One

Animadoc
Czech Republic
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Karolína Pojarová
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Viera Marinová
Edgar Ortiz
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Marek Berger, Martina Chwistková, Filip Javora, Bára Anna Stejskalová
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Vojtěch Bohuslav
Viera Marinová
When Rong was a small child she and her parents moved from Vietnam to Prague. Now she is grown up and remembers that time and what it was like to feel like a foreigner.

Lina Dinkla