PRIVATE UNIVERSE (MIRACLE, 1975)

Czech Republic 2012 – Director: Helena Třeštíková – Original language: Czech – Subtitles: English

What was intended as a home video, develops into a long-term study that will last for 37 years. The family grows and establishes its own “private universe.” Alongside the film depicts the changes taking place in Czech society during these years.

MIRACLE (1975, 15 min.)
An early short film by the Czech director, which already bears the marks of her later signature. In just a few scenes an intimate portrait is created of a young woman preparing for her role as a mother.


No youth rating

English/Original Title: PRIVATE UNIVERSE (MIRACLE, 1975). Writer: Helena Třeštíková. Camera: Vlastimil Hamerník, Jiří Chod, David Cysař. Sound: Lukáš Moudrý. Editing: Jakub Hejna. Production: Negativ Film Productions. Producer: Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad. Length: 98 min. International Sales: AEROFILMS s.r.o.

 

Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková studied at the Prague Film School FAMU and has made more than 50 films to date. This year, DOK.fest München is presenting nine films by the grande dame of Czech documentary film as part of its homage.

 

Filmography

ANNY, CZ 2020, 67 min.
FORMAN VS. FORMAN, CZ 2019, 78 min.
DOOMED BEAUTY, CZ 2016, 95 min.
MALLORY, CZ 2015, 101 min.
PRIVATE UNIVERSE, CZ 2012, 83 min.
RENÉ, CZ 2008, 83 min.
MARRIAGE STORIES – IVANA AND VÁCLAV (2006), 55 min.
MARRIAGE STORIES – IVANA AND VÁCLAV (1987), 35 min.
MIRACLE, CZ 1975, 15 min.

 

Homage Helena Třeštíková

A master of long-term observation: Helena Třeštíková's films sharpen the eye for the important details, the small dramas and the big moments. We present nine films by the Czech director from different creative phases.

 

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#Behind the scenes: Family Stories #Balkans, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

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