Marriage Stories 20 Years Later
Long term observational documentaries by Helena Třeštíková.
A Czech couple shares the challenges and disappointments of two decades of matrimony – in 1980, filmmaker Helena Trestikova filmed a profile of two students in their early twenties who had wed a year before and had recently welcomed a baby into their lives. In 1999, Trestikova paid a visit to them on the occasion of their twentieth anniversary, and found that not everything had worked out as they had hoped…
Films for the event
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Zuzana a Vladimír (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 54 min
Civil engineers Zuzana (23) and Vladimír (21) wanted to prove that “they can make it” both to themselves and to others. They built their home on their own and tried to fulfil their dreams as well.
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Zuzana a Stanislav (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 57 min
“You and I, that’s who we are…” such were the lyrics of their favourite band Olympic; however, Zuzana and Stanislav never managed to accomplish the “we”.
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Marcela a Jiří (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 58 min
The twenty-year-old couple, a horse farmer and a telephone technician, married for love and even had a double wedding. However, they did not keep the biblical promise “where you go I will go” confirming the church ceremony held after the civil wedding for long.
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Ivana a Václav (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 57 min
Architecture students Ivana (21) and Vašek (24) never once thought about whether and how family life and professional ambitions were to be combined.
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Mirka a Antonín (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 61 min
“We wanted to get married anyway and the child only made it quicker”. Perhaps it was too quick; seventeen-year-old Mirka just got apprenticed as a hairdresser while nineteen-year-old Antonín worked as a dispatcher.
Manželské etudy po dvaceti letech: Ivana a Pavel (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 55 min
A twenty-one-year-old machine fitter and a one-year-older shop assistant have created a naturally harmonious, even archetypal model of a partner relationship.