Vojta Lavička: Nahoru a Dolů

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 …

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 2013
color
88 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography David Cysař, Jiří Chod, Vlastimil Hamerník
Editing Jakub Hejna
Sound/Sounddesign Richard Müller
Producer(s) Hanka Třeštíková (Produkce Třeštíková, CZ), Česká televize (CZ)
Production
Produkce Třeštíková Kostelní 14 170 00 Prague Czech Republic T +420 603 581 674 hanka@produkcetrestikova.cz www.produkcetrestikova.cz
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
One World Film Festival Prague 2013
 
Österreichpremiere / Austrian Premiere
CROSSING EUROPE 2014