Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela
Scene from the film Marcela


  • Czech Republic
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Called Marriage Stories, the series of documentary films covers twenty-five years of Czech society by watching the lives of several married couples. The methodis what gives the films their causality as the story develops over a long period of time. The story of Marcela was especially moving as we witness the death of her daughter at the end. The series was broadcast on television and people added to the story by offering help to the desperate woman, sending her gifts and money. The director stayed in touchwith Marcela and the rich material, brimming over with emotions, was made into a feature-length film.

Czech and French subtitles are available only in download format.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Helena Třeštíková
  • Cinematography
    Jan Malíř, Miroslav Souček, Vlastimil Hamerník
  • Editing
    Alois Fišárek, Lenka Polesná, Zdenek Patočka
  • Sound
    Zbyněk Mikulík, Petr Provazník, Jan Valouch
  • Runtime
    82 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 4th Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
    • 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2011, Greece
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary - Finále Plzen 2007, Czech Republic
    • The Golden Giraldillo for the best European Document - Febiofest 2007, Czech Republic is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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