Marcela

Marcela
Marcela

Czech Republic, 2007, 83 min
Documentary

Marcela
Marcela

Czech Republic, 2007, 83 min
Documentary

The life of Marcela, an ordinary Czech woman, is explored throughout several decades of her life. The documentary observes several important societal issues. We are engaged to struggle and fight back with Marcela as her tragic life unfolds before our eyes, particularly as she deals with her daughter’s unexpected death, which almost drives her to suicide. However, the responsibility she feels toward her retarded son gives her the will to survive. Marcela’s story was initially part of a six-part series on Czech television about the fate of six married couples, however, the events that happened throughout Marcela’s life induced a wave of solidarity from the Czech public, which sent her money and personal support. This was the impetus behind Helena Třeštíková’s decision to focus solely on a documentary about Marcela. The distressing destiny of Marcela’s life and the act of support from the Czech public was therefore worthy of being expressed in this film. She is currently looking forward to a better future.

Writer / Helena Třeštíková    DoP / Jan Malíř, Miroslav Souček, Vlastimil Hamerník    Editor / Alois Fišárek, Lenka Polesná, Zdenek Patočka    Sound / Zbyněk Mikulík, Jan Valouch, Petr Provazník

Release Date / 08 March 2007

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