The Greatest Wish

The Greatest Wish
Největší přání

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2012, 80 min
Documentary

The Greatest Wish
Největší přání

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2012, 80 min
Documentary

The protagonists of the full-length film The Greatest Wish are the first adult generation that was formed in a free society following forty years of Communism. Olga Špátová filmed young people reflecting on the seemingly banal question "What is your greatest wish?" in schools, prisons, at demonstrations, in the city and in the country. Outcasts of society, ambitious professionals, lovers, believers and civic activists all open their hearts to her. Birth is present, as is dying. The story is intersected by a student from the Inventory of Democracy initiative, twenty-year-old convict Michaela sentenced for murder, the Červeňák family from a Romany settlement, pregnant chimneysweep Martina, the world-renowned conductor Jakub Hrůša and singer Aneta Langerová. The Director used a unique opportunity to compare the values of her peers with two previous generations using archive material from the years 1964 and 1989 from films of the same name by her father, a classic of Czech documentaries, Jan Špáta.

Writer / Olga Malířová Špátová    DoP / Olga Malířová Špátová    Editor / Jakub Voves    Sound / Petr Provazník, Martin Roškaňuk, Tomáš Kubec

Release Date / 20 September 2012

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