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Private Universe

Private Universe

Honza was born in 1974, into the cheerless era of socialism in Czechoslovakia. At that time, his parents Jana and Petr lived in one room in the apartment of Jana’s divorced mother and her widowed grandmother. A few years later, the family moved from Prague to Liberec, where Petr found a job and a little house for the family. When Honza was born, his father began writing a family chronicle and he has continued to do so for 37 years. PRIVATE UNIVERSE shows not only the life of one ordinary family, but also how Czech society has changed in the past four decades. Who are we, where do we come from and where do we go?

HELENA TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ, born 1949 in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film Academy and, since graduating in 1974, has been working as a professional filmmaker, shooting more than thirty documentaries of various lengths. Her films have been the subject of retrospectives at several major festivals. Private Universe was screened at Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 where it received a Special Mention, amongst others. // Films (selected): DOTKE SVĚTLA (Touch of Light, 1980, doc), MARCELA (2007, doc), RENÉ (2008, doc; CE '09), SOUKROMÝ VESMÍR (Private Universe, 2012, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2013

Helena Třeštíková

Czech Republic 2012
DCP / color
83 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Vlastimil Hamerník, Jiří Chod, David Cysař
Editing
Jakub Hejna
Sound
Lukáš Moudrý
Cast
Jana Kettnerová, Petr Kettner, Jan Kettner, Anna Kettnerová-Jirásková, Eva Kettnerová, Samuel Jirásek, Edurna Lertxundi, Martin Lertxundi

Production

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World Sales

negativ film productions
Ostrovní 30
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
T +420 224 933 755
F +420 224 933 472
office@negativ.cz
www.negativ.cz