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Private Universe

  • Czech Republic
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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 shows not only the life of one ordinary family but also how the Czech society has changed in the last four decades. Who are we, where do we come from and where do we go?

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  • Original title
    Soukromý vesmír
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Helena Třeštíková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jessica Horváthová, Jan Špáta, Jan Malíř, Martin Kubala, Tomáš Třeštík, Ferdinand Mazúrek
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Sound
    Lukáš Moudrý
  • Duration
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs Toronto 2012, Canada
    • Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2012, USA
    • 9th Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2012, Spain
    • 35th Denver Film Festival 2012, USA
    • Vilnius Documentary FF 2012, Lithuania
    • Trieste Film Festival 2012, Italy
    • IDFA 2012, The Netherlands
    • 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
    • Doc Point Helsinky, Finland
    • International Competition - It's All True Film Festival
    • Competition - Aye-Aye Film Festival, France
    • Crossing Europe 2013, Austria
    • Dok Fest Munich 2013, Germany
  • Awards
    • Best Project - MEDIA European Talent Award 2009
    • Special Mention - Karlovy Vary IFF 2012, Czech Republic
    • Festival Choice Grand Prix - EBS IDFF 2012, South Korea
    • MDR Preis - DOK Leipzig 2012, Germany
    • Prize for the Best Director - Cronograf 2013, Moldavia
    • My Generation Award - ZagrebDox 2013, Croatia
    • Competition Millenium Award - Planete Doc, Poland


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