Called Marriage Stories, the series of documentary films covers twenty-five years of Czech society by watching the lives of several married couples. The method is what gives the films their causality as the stories develop over a long period of time. The story of Marcela was especially moving as we witness the death of her daughter at the end. The series was broadcast on television and people added to the story by offering help to the desperate woman, sending her gifts and money. The director stayed in touch with Marcela and the rich material, brimming over with emotions, was made into a feature-length film. (Doc Alliance)

Director's Biography
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 2006
color & black and white
82 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography Jan Malíř, Miroslav Souček, Vlastimil Hamerník
Editing Alois Fišárek, Lenka Polesná, Zdenek Patočka
Sound/Sounddesign Zbyněk Mikulík, Petr Provazník, Jan Valouch
Producer(s) Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad (Negativ Film, CZ), Anna Becková (Česká televize, CZ)
Negativ Film Ostrovní 30 110 00 Prague Czech Republic
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
One World Film Festival Prague 2007