Katka

Katka

Katka

2010, Czech Republic, 90', Helena Trestikova

2010, Czech Republic, 90', Helena Trestikova

Katka

Synopsis

“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.

Doctape Award - RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2010, Main Competition - Karlovy Vary 2010, Pusan Film Festival 2010, Main Competition - IDFA 2010, Trieste Film Festival 2011, DOC POINT Helsinki 2011, Göteborg Film Festival 2011, GoEast Film Festival 2011, MOMA Doc Fortnight 2011, Zagreb Dox Film Festival 2011, DoxBox Film Festival 2011, Sofia Film Festival 2011, EuroDok Film Festival 2011, Thessaloniki Film Festival 2011, Ljubljana Film Festival 2011, It's All True Film Festival 2011, Bafici Film Festival 2011, Documenta Film Festival 2011, Doc Planet Review Film Festival 2011, DocAviv Film Festival, Moscow Film Festival 2011, Best Czech Doc - Pilsen Film Festival 2011, Grand Jury Special Mention - Open City London Documentary Festival 2011 , Onion Award Best Film - MakeDox 2011, Vilnius Festival 2011, Czech centre in Brussels 2011, International Human Rights Film Festival 2011, "Saratov Sufferings" Docu Drama Film Festival 2011, DOCSDF (Mexico) 2011, Haifa International Film Festival 2011, Kenya International Film Festival 2011, Miradas Doc 2011, Minsk International Film Festival «Listapad» 2011, RIDM 2011 – Restrospective Helena Trestikova, Tirana International Film Festival 2011, Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2012
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