Marriage stories 4: Zuzana and Stanislav / 12 aprilie / 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, 92 min.
Regie: Helena Trestikova
VO ceha / subtitrari in engleza

Zuzana si Stanislav s-au casatorit foarte tineri deoarece Zuzana a rsmas gravida. Dar repede s-a dovedit ca nici nasterea micului Honzik nu poate sa creeze o legatura stransa intre acesti doi oameni cu totul diferiti. Casnicia celor doi a rezistat timp de 13 ani, timp in care li s-a mai nascut o fetita – Zuzana. In prezent, copiii sunt hotarati sa nu repete greselile parintilor. Pentru regizorul acestui film, povestea Zuzanei s a lui Stanislav expune doua concepte contrastante de viata.

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.
Zuzana and Stanislav got married at a very young age because they had a child on the way, however, it soon became apparent that not even the birth of little Honzík would help form a bond between these two very different people. The marriage managed to last thirteen years and produced another child, their daughter Zuzana. Today the children, now grown up, are determined not to make the same mistakes that their parents. For the film’s director, the story of Zuzana and Stanislav reflects two contrasting life concepts.

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.