Soukromý vesmír

Private Universe

Private Universe deals with the passing of time. Honza was born in 1974 in Czechoslovakia into the careless era of real socialism. At that time, his parents Jana and Petr had no apartment of their own. They occupied one room in the apartment of Jana’s divorced mother and of her widowed grandmother. When their first child was born, Petr began to write a family chronicle – forty years of one family, framed by milestones of births, studies, jobs, and the moving of its members. After all these years, Petr still continues to write their chronicle … Who are we, where do we come from, and where do we go?

Director's Biography
HELENA TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ, born 1949 in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film Academy and, since graduating in 1974, has been working as a professional filmmaker, shooting more than thirty documentaries of various lengths. Her films have been the subject of retrospectives at several major festivals. Private Universe was screened at Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 where it received a Special Mention, amongst others. // Films (selected): DOTKE SVĚTLA (Touch of Light, 1980, doc), MARCELA (2007, doc), RENÉ (2008, doc; CE '09), SOUKROMÝ VESMÍR (Private Universe, 2012, doc)
Tribute 2016
Helena Třeštíková
Czech Republic 2012
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography Vlastimil Hamerník, Jiří Chod, David Cysař
Editing Jakub Hejna
Sound/Sounddesign Lukáš Moudrý
With Jana Kettnerová, Petr Kettner, Jan Kettner, Anna Kettnerová-Jirásková, Eva Kettnerová, Samuel Jirásek, Edurna Lertxundi, Martin Lertxundi
Producer(s) Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad (Negativ Film, CZ), Česká televize (CZ), RWE (CZ)
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2012
Österreichpremiere / Austrian Premiere
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