René

The incredible story of a young man accompanied by a film camera from the age of eighteen, on his life’s journey between prisons and short intermezzos outside. After another eighteen years, we leave him as a 36-year-old man, an unlikely writer, a seriously ill patient and unfortunately still an incorrigible criminal. The story of René “Czech Villon” unfolds against the backdrop of significant political changes in Central Europe the reflections of which remain omnipresent in the film. René’s history opens in a prison full of socialist banners, continues through the “Velvet Revolution” and finds him back in prison at the time of the Czech Republic joining the EU. (CROSSING EUROPE)

Director's Biography
Helena Třeštíková, geboren 1949 in Prag. Ihrem ersten Dokumentarfilm The Miracle (1975) folgten über 40 weitere. 1990 gründete sie die „Film and Sociology Foundation“. Sie begleitet Personen über viele Jahre, wodurch verschiedene Dokumentationen über ihre Protagonisten entstanden sind. René ist die Fortsetzung von Sag mir etwas über dich – René. 
European Panorama Documentary 2022
Helena Třeštíková
Czech Republic 2008
color & black and white
90 minutes
Czech
OV with English subtitles

Screenings / Tickets


To purchase tickets, please click on the desired date.
Screenplay Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography Ondřej Belica, Marek Dvořák, Vlastimil Hamerník, Martin Kubala, Petr Pešek, Stano Slušný, Václav Smolík, Miroslav Souček
Editing Jakub Hejna
Sound/Sounddesign Vladimír Nahodil, Pavel Sádek, Jan Valouch, Václav Hejduk, Miroslav Šimčík, Štěpán Mamula, Daniel Němec, Zbyněk Mikulík, Petr Provazník, Jan Valouch
Music Tadeáš Věrčák
With René Plášil
Producer(s) Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad, Anna Becková
Production
Negativ Film Productions
World Sales
Negativ
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008