Katka

2009 / Czech Republic / 90min

“You bet on someone in the beginning of the process and then you wait and see what life does with them.” This is how Czech director Helena Trestikova explains her long-term documentaries. Following on from the European Film Academy Award winning RENE (2008), Trestikova brings us KATKA – 14 years in the life of a drug addict. KATKA is an extraordinarily raw and uncensored character portrait of a troubled young woman living on the edge of human existence, desperately searching for love and salvation. Will she find it in the rehab? Will she find it in the arms of the man she loves? Or in the first cry of her long-desired baby? Tagging along with her through the back streets and squalors of Prague, Trestikova gets deep under the skin of a person most of us would cross the road to avoid, and shows us Katka’s profoundly human face. You might be angry with Katka, or your heart may go out to her. One thing is certain – you will never forget her.

Details

  • Original title
    Katka
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Helena Třeštíková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Vlastimil Hamerník, Kristián Hynek, Martin Kubala, Ferdinand Mazurek, Braňo Pažitka, Miroslav Souček, Tomáš Třeštík
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Music
    Tadeáš Věrčák
  • Sound
    Václav Hejduk, Stanislav Hruška, Jaroslav Jedlička
  • Duration
    90 min
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    CZE
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    e-mail: petra.stovikova@ceskatelevize.cz, jitka.prochazkova@ceskatelevize.cz
    Negativ, s.r.o.
    Ostrovní 30
    110 00 Praha
    Czech Republic
    tel: (+420) 224933755
  • Distribution
    AEROFILMS s.r.o
    Vodičkova 41
    110 00 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
    tel: +420 224 947 566
    TASKOVSKI FILMS
    4b Wentworth Street
    E1 7TF London
    United Kingdom
    tel: 0044 (0) 207 247 0238
    cell: ---
    fax: ---
    e-mail: irena@taskovskifilms.com, taskovskifilms@yahoo.co.uk

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