Marriage stories 1: Ivana and Pavel / 11 ianuarie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

un eveniment Centrul Ceh sustinut de Pilsner Urquell


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.



Manzelske Etudy, Rep. Ceha, 2006, 90 min
Regie: Helena Trestikova
VO ceha / subtitrari in engleza

La 21 de ani Pavel s-a casatorit cu Ivana care era cu un an mai mare.
Fiind o persoana foarte activa, Pavel pe langa munca si familia lui era devotat unei serii de hobby-uri, dar Ivana treptat, dupa primii ani de casatorie, atunci cand aceasta a trebuit sa faca fata dificultatilor economice, a avut rolul unei gospodine extraordinare.
Dupa schimbarea regimului, Pavel si Ivana impreuna cu fiul Dominik si fiica Růžena traiesc in aceeasi locuinta mica in Nusle, Praga. Pavel are o multime de hobbyuri, si cea mai mare pasiune, biliardul, devine chiar jobul sau nou dupa ce infiinteaza o sala luxoasa de biliard si organizeaza fel de fel de intreceri si expozitii. Si copiii lor, Dominik (18) si Ruzenka (11) sunt interesati de biliard. Pavel mai continua sa joace la teatru de amatori, joaca fotbal, ii place sa mearga pe motocicleta si incearca sa joace si golf. Ivana e un adevarat ”manager” al familiei, are grija de casa, de toti membrii familiei, pe fetita o duce la cursuri de patinaj artistic si de dans. In toate aceste activitati treptat si-a gasit rolul sau in familie.


An episode from a cycle of documentary films tracing 25 years in the lives of six married couples. Normalization-era socialism, and then early capitalism as seen through the lives of several Czech families. They married in 1980, and until 1986 their lives were documented on film using time-lapse, resulting in a cycle of six 30-minute films about the six young couples and the six years of their marriages. In 1999, the filmmakers visited them again, and resumed shooting until
2005. The result is another six hour-long films continuing the original cycle.

21 year old Pavel  and a year older Ivana created quite a traditional family. Pavel, as a very active person, besides his work and taking care of the family devoted himself to a range of hobbies, but Ivana gradually, after the first years of marriage when they had to cope with economical difficulties, took up the role of a generous and tolerant housewife.
After the regime change, Pavel and Ivana live with their son Dominik and their daughter Růžena in the same small flat in Nusle, Prague. Pavel has many hobbies and the biggest one, billiards, became also a job for him because he runs a Prague billiards‘club and organizes various competitions and exhibitions. Even his both children are interested in billiards: Dominik (18) and Růžena (11). Pavel still acts as amateur in the same theatre ensemble like years ago and they perform for many
years the same play The Ballad for a Bandit. Pavel plays football, drives a motorbike and wants to start with golf. Ivana is the “manager” of a family. She takes care about the household and all members of the family and their hobbies, such as her daughter‘s figure skating and dances. She finds in all these things her own self-realization.

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.