본문 바로가기 메뉴 바로가기

서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

10th(2008)



Marcela

Helena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ

  • Czech Republic
  • 2006
  • 82min
  • 35mm
  • color/black and white
  • Documentary

Marcela is a recent work of Helena Třeštíková, who started making documentary films in the 1970’s, focusing on human relationships and various social connections. A particularly unique feature of her work is her filming method using ‘time-lapse’ to make her documentaries by highlighting temporality. She visited her film’s subject to film over regular intervals, to make the documentary in the linear order of lived time to follow with his/ her whole life story of conflicts, life struggles, and the crises that afflict their dreams. Marcela is one of a 6 part documentary which is filmed using time-lapse shooting, starting with the films of six couples’ wedding in a court house and following their lives over the next 30 years. In Marcela, Marcela has struggled in her marriage ever since the time of her wedding, all the while fighting poverty throughout her married life. In the midst of these struggles she has a daughter and a retarded son. The couple eventually gets divorced and she ends up raising her kids by herself. One day her daughter who was like her best friend was killed near the railroad tracks. The cause of her death was never known. Helena Třeštíková, the director of Marcela, decided to help Marcela financially. In order to do that she finished the film of Marcela’s story early and separated it from the original 6 part documentary. And now Marcela has become one documentary film rather than a part of the series. Watching this documentary of an ordinary person Marcela, audiences can join in Marcela’s conflicts and crisis, a real life story with the exclusion of any artificial view. Marcela shows how to share the life crisis experiences to be a true moral movie without voyeuristic interests in the other’s life. (KIM Sunah)
  

Director

  • Helena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁHelena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ

    She graduated from the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU, Prague. Since l974 she has worked as a professional documentary filmmaker, and has made around fifty documentary films of various lengths and formats, mostly on the themes of human relationships and various social issues. Her major films include Touch of Light (1981), Lida Baarova’s Bittersweet Memories (1997) and Women at the Turn of the Century (2001).

Credit

  • ProducerKaterina CERNA, Pavel STRNAD
  • Screenwriter Helena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ
  • Cinematography Jan MALÎŘ, Miroslav SOUČEK
  • Editor Alois FIŠÁREK, Lenka POLESNÁ
  • Sound Zbyněk MIKULÍK, Petr PROVAZNÍK