Private Universe

Covering a span of 37 years from the life of one family in the time-lapse documentary by Helena Třeštíková.

Soukromý vesmír
Czechia 2012
83 min.

Honza was born in 1974 into the cheerless era of socialism in Czechoslovakia. At that time, his parents Jana and Petr lived in one room in the apartment of Jana’s divorced mother and her widowed grandmother. A few years later, the family moved from Prague to Liberec where Petr found a job and a little house for the family. When Honza was born, his father began writing a family chronicle and he has continued to do so for 37 years. “Private Universe“ show not only the life of one ordinary family, but also how the Czech society has changed in last four decades. Who are we, where do we come from and where do we go?

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Director: Helena Třeštíková
Screenplay: Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography: Jessica Horváthová, Jan Špáta, Jan Malíř, Martin Kubala, Tomáš Třeštík, Ferdinand Mazurek, Vlastimil Hamerník, Jiří Chod, David Cysař, Petr Kettner, Samuel Jirsák
Sound: Lukáš Moudrý
Editing: Jakub Hejna
Producer: Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad, Petr Morávek
Cast: Jana Kettnerová, Petr Kettner, Jan Kettner, Eva Kettnerová, Anna Kettnerová-Jirsáková, Samuel Jirsák, Edurna Lertxundiová, Martin Lertxundi, Helena Třeštíková, Tomáš Třeštík

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2012 – Helena Třeštíková (Best Documentary – Special Mention)