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Private Universe

Soukromý vesmír, Czech Republic, 2012, 83 min, 35 mm, Longitudinal, Personal View, Social Issues
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?
Helena Třeštíková
Kateřina Černá, Pavel Strnad
Director of photography:
Vlastimil Hamerník, Jiří Chod, David Cysař
Jakub Hejna
Helena Třeštíková
Lukáš Moudrý
World Sales:
Zuzana Bieliková
Negativ (Production company) Ostrovní 30
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
+420 224 933 755
+420 224 933 472
Czech TV (Coproduction company) Kavčí hory
140 70 Prague 4, Czech Republic
+420 261 131 111
Aerofilms Biskupcova 31
130 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
+420 224 947 566
+420 224 947 566
Best Project - MEDIA European Talent Award 2009
Hot Docs Toronto 2012, Canada
Special Mention - Karlovy Vary IFF 2012, Czech Republic
Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2012, USA
Festival Choice Grand Prix - EBS IDFF 2012, South Korea
9th Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2012, Spain
35th Denver Film Festival 2012, USA
15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
MDR Preis - DOK Leipzig 2012, Germany
Prize for the Best Director - Cronograf 2013, Moldavia
My Generation Award - ZagrebDox 2013, Croatia
Vilnius Documentary FF 2012, Lithuania
Trieste Film Festival 2012, Italy
Doc Point Helsinky, Finland
Crossing Europe 2013, Austria
International Competition - It's All True Film Festival
Competition Millenium Award - Planete Doc, Poland
Competition - Aye-Aye Film Festival, France
IDFA 2012, The Netherlands
Dok Fest Munich 2013, Germany
Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography

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