Věra Čáslavská – 68

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production year

2012

Premiere

3 May 2012

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarytheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Věra 68

Czech title

Věra 68

English title

Věra Čáslavská – 68

Working title

Věra Čáslavská – vzlety a pády

Summary

A portrait of the world-respected Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská. During her eleven-year sports career, she won a total of 140 medals. She was excluded from sports and social life for many years due to her political attitude. The situation was redressed after 1989, when Věra Čáslavská became a close associate of the former Czechoslovak President Václav Havel. She also became the President of the Czechoslovak and later Czech Olympic Committee. After a family tragedy and subsequent health problems she withdrew from social life for a long time. The film's title refers to 1968, the Prague Spring period, but also to the personal engagement of Věra Čáslavská in this time. Archive materials of Czech Television, Krátký Film a.s. and Film & Sociologie s.r.o. company as well as archive photographs of Stanislav Tereba, Tomki Němec, Jaroslav Skála, Antonín Bahenský, a photos from the private archive of Věra Čáslavská were used in the film.

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Aleš Březina

Music Performed by

Michal Gera /trubka/, Vladimír Strnad /klavír/, Martin Sedlák /violoncello/, Vlastislav Matoušek /šakuhači/

Songs

Pojď se mnou, lásko má

Song Composer Bohuslav Ondráček
Writer of Lyrics Ivo Fischer
Singer Waldemar Matuška

Production info

Original Title

Věra 68

Czech Title

Věra 68

English Title

Věra Čáslavská – 68

Working Title

Věra Čáslavská – vzlety a pády

Category

film

Typology

documentarytheatrical distribution

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production Year

2012

Production specifications

the end of the distribution monopoly 1 January 2014

Premiere

gala premiere 2 March 2012 (kino Lucerna, Praha)
distribution premiere 3 May 2012 /suitable for all ages/

Distribution slogan

Ups and downs of the most famous Czech gymnast Vera Čáslavská.

With support

Státní fond České republiky pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie, Japan Foundation, Agrofert (distribuce), Český olympijský výbor (distribuce)

Distribution

Cinemart, a.s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Distribution carrier

DCP 2-D, DVD

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

5.1, Dolby Digital, digital sound

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Spanish, Japanese

Subtitles languages

Czech

Awards

Nominace

Event: 20. výroční ceny Český lev 2013 za filmovou tvorbu roku 2012

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Olga Sommerová

Vítěz

Festival: 26. festival českých filmů Finále Plzeň 2013

2013
Plzeň / Czech Republic
Olga Sommerová

Nominace

Event: 20. výroční ceny Český lev 2013 za filmovou tvorbu roku 2012

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Olga Sommerová

Vítěz

Event: Ceny TRILOBIT Beroun 2012, Cena Vladislava Vančury a Čestná uznání FITES – Českého filmového a televizního svazu, Nadace Český literární fond a města Beroun za původní díla domácí filmové a televizní tvorby

2013
Beroun / Czech Republic
Olga Sommerová

Vítěz

Festival: 12. festival dokumentární tvorby se sociální tematikou – NADOTEK

2012
Ústí nad Orlicí / Czech Republic
Olga Sommerová