René

documentary, time-lapse

Typology

documentary

Lenght

long

Czech title

René

Runtime

83 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2008

Premiere

24.07.2008

Language version

Czech

Director

Helena Třeštíková

Synopsis

This film follows the life of a young man from one prison to the next, with brief interludes of freedom, from age eighteen on. Now thirty-six and a writer, he is seriously ill and continues to struggle with his criminal career. The journey taken by René, the "Czech Villon", unfolds against the backdrop of political changes in Central Europe. It begins in a prison filled with communist symbols and continues with the "Velvet Revolution" and the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union.

Music

Music Composed by

Tadeáš Věrčák

Songs

různé skladby a písně

Production info

Original Title

René

English Title

René

Working Title

René – český Villon

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary, time-lapse

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2008

Premiere

24.07.2008

Distribution slogan

20 years between prison and freedom.

Distribution

AEROFILMS s. r. o. (též DVD kinodistribuce/also DVD cinema distribution)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

83 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 12. mezinárodní festival dokumentárních filmů Jihlava 2008

2008
Jihlava / Czech Republic
cena diváků
Helena Třeštíková

Vítěz

Festival: PRIX ARTE – 21. evropské filmové ceny, udílené Evropskou filmovou akademií

2008
Kodaň / Denmark
nejlepší evropský dokument
Helena Třeštíková