Marriage stories 6: Ivana and Vaclav / 14 iunie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

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MARRIAGE STORIES, AFTER 20 YEARS
In 2006 Televiziunea Ceha a difuzat ciclul de documentare realizat de Helena Trestikova, intitulat Marriage Stories, 20 Years Later (Povesti despre casatorie, dupa 20 de ani).
Urmarindu-si protagonistii de-a lungul timpului, regizoarea traseaza in doua perioade diferite povestea vietii a 6 cupluri casatorite. Aceasta poveste incepe cu casatoria lor in 1980, se intrerupe in 1986 si continua dupa 1999 pana in prezent. Rezultatul este o serie de documentare in 6 filme a cate 2 parti fiecare.

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Manzelske etudy, Rep. Ceha, 2006, 92 min.
Regie: Helena Trestikova
VO ceha / subtitrari in engleza

Vaclav Strnad si Ivana Sykorova. Doi studenti care s-au casatorit cu un an in urma, avand recent si un copil. In timp ce incearca sa isi termine studiile si in acelasi timp sa aiba grija de  copilul lor intr-un apartament foarte mic, cuplul se arata foarte optimist in privinta viitorului lor in ciuda conditiilor grele. Dupa 20 de ani lucrurile nu au mers asa cum cei doi sperasera. Cariera lui Vaclav in arhiterctura nu s-a implinit, iar acum are un magazin de mobila care este in pragul falimentului, in timp ce stresul de a avea grija de 5 copii a dus-o pe Ivana aproape de o cadere nervoasa.

ENGLISH VERSION

During the period 1981 – 2005 documentarist Helena Trestikova followed the progress of couples who said their “I do’s ” at the beginning of the 1980’s and, over the subsequent two decades, had to confront their dreams and ideals with a society in transformation.

Vaclav Strnad and Ivana Sykorova. Two college students in their early twenties who had wed a year before and had recently welcomed a baby into their lives. As Vaclav and Ivana try to keep up with their studies while looking after their child in a cramped apartment, the couple displays a optimism about their future despite their taxing circumstances. After 20 years not everything had worked out as they had hoped; Vaclav’s career in architecture didn’t pan out and now he runs a furniture store that’s slowly going broke while the stress of looking after their five children has pushed Ivana to the edge of a nervous breakdown.

Helena Trestikova
born in 1949, is one of Europe’s most acclaimed documentary filmmakers. She studied direction at FAMU (1974) and, ever since her college film Viva Acqua (1972), has been developing her real-time documentaries, shot over several years. Her films examine interpersonal relationships within a broader social context. In 1990 she co-founded the Film & Sociology Foundation and, in 1994, the Man and Time Foundation.
Select filmography: A Touch of Light (1979), If Something Needs Our Help – It’s Freedom (1990), Sweet Century (1998 – Best Documentary at the Karlovy Vary IFF), Women at the Turn of the Millennium (Trapped) (2001 – Special Mention at the KVIFF). Her film René (2008), part of the long-term cycle Tell Me Something about Yourself (begun in 1989), brought her international recognition (European Film Award 2008 for Best Documentary). Marriage Stories (1987–2006) is another of her projects which spans several years.

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