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Vojta Lavička – Ups and Downs

Vojta Lavička – Ups and Downs

For 16 years, Třeštíková accompanied this documentary’s protagonist, the Roma musician and activist Vojta Lavička. A talented violin player, he focuses not only on music but also deals with the issues of his origin: Vojta works in broadcasting, for an NGO, and even as a social worker. Nonetheless, he struggles with life and the simple fact of belonging to a national minority …

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. // Films (selected): DOTEK SVĚTLA (Touch of Light, 1980, doc), MARCELA (2007, doc), RENÉ (2008, doc; CE '09), SOUKROMÝ VESMÍR (Private Universe, 2012, doc; CE '13), VOJTA LAVIČKA: NAHORU A DOLŮ (Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs, 2013, doc), MALLORY (2015), LÍDA BAAROVÁ - ZKÁZA KRÁSOU / LÍDA BAAROVÁ – DOOMED BEAUTY (2016)

Tribute 2016

HELENA TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ

Czech Republic 2013
DCP / color
88 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
David Cysař, Jiří Chod, Vlastimil Hamerník
Editing
Jakub Hejna
Sound
Richard Müller
Producers
Hanka Třeštíková (Produkce Třeštíková, CZ), Česká televize (CZ)

Production

Produkce Třeštíková
Kostelní 14
170 00 Prague, Czech Republic
hanka@produkcetrestikova.cz
www.produkcetrestikova.cz
World Sales

Produkce Třeštíková
Kostelní 14
170 00 Prague, Czech Republic
hanka@produkcetrestikova.cz
www.produkcetrestikova.cz

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
One World Film Festival Prague 2013

Österreichpremiere / Austrian Premiere
CROSSING EUROPE 2014