Marriage stories 5: Marcela and Jiri / 10 mai / 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

Marcela s-a casatorit cu Jiri la varsta de 18 si curand dupa aceea a nascut-o pe Ivana. Dupa ce au locuit impreuna cu 8 membri ai familiei lui Jiri intr-o grasoniera, cuplul a divortat in mai putin de un an, iar Marcela si-a crescut singura fiica. Marcela traieste impreuna cu cei doi copii ai ei intr-un apartament mic si intunecat in centrul orasului Praga. Ivana (18) isi face ucenicia pentru a deveni gradinar. Tatal ei Jiri nu a mai vazut-o de 10 ani, iar ea il acuza de harturire sexuala. Jiri a refuzat sa participe la ultimele filmari si nu a comentat in privinta acuzatiilor Ivanei. Marcela are o noua relatie, din care s-a nascut Tomas (5). Cu toate acestea, noul ei partener nu traieste cu familia si nu este interesat de fiul lui. Marcela este foarte saraca, lucreaza la cantina scolii si singura ei bucurie este participarea, ocazional, la festivaluri de muzica country. Ivana este inca somera dupa terminarea uceniciei. Tomas este un copil hiperactiv, este inscris la o scoala pentru copii cu nevoi speciale unde are probleme. Marcela spera ca totul va fi bine din nou…

Marcela married Jiri at the age of 18 and gave birth to a daughter, Ivana, soon thereafter. After living in a one-room flat with eight members of Jiri’s extended family, the couple divorced within a year and Marcela went on to raise her daughter single-handedly. Marcela lives on her own with two children in a small, dark and damp flat in the centre of Prague. Ivana (18) serves her apprenticeship on a gardener. Her father Jiri hasn’t met her for ten years already and there’s a shadow of accusation from sexual harassment in their relationship. Jiri refused the new shooting so he didn’t commented on the accusation of Ivana from the time she was eight years old. Mother Marcela has a new relationship from which her son Tomas (5) was born. However, the new partner doesn’t live with the family and is not interested in his son. Marcela is quite poor, she works in a school canteen and her only one joy is occasional songfest with friends and country music. Ivana is after her apprenticeship unemployed and can’t find any job. Tomas is a hyperactive child, has big problems at school and enters a special school for slower children. Marcela hopes that everything will be better again…

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.