Mallory

Mallory
reż. HelenaTřeštíková/Czechy, 2015/101 min

Mallory is living a hard life. Her wild youth among punks and skinheads in Prague's underground is over, and after several years on both drugs and living on the streets, it is slowly the last chance for the self-conscious Mallory – and nobody is more aware of this than herself. But when the self-destructive lifestyle was, in her own words, a protest against both her parents and the Bolsheviks, it is not easy to replace heroin with a steady job. Especially if you live in a car and are up against a social bureaucracy that seems to come straight out of a Kafka story. The fact, however, that the Czech veteran Helena Třeštíková has followed Mallory for 7 years makes the film about her an existential and almost physical experience of the passage of life, and of the good and bad choices that shape it along the way. Not least when it all suddenly takes a dramatic turn, and the possibility to turn back to life appears from a new, unexpected direction.
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  • projection time:
    101 min
  • country/year:
    Czech Republic, 2015
  • director:
    HelenaTřeštíková
  • pictures:
    Miroslav Soucek, Vlastimil Hamernik, Robert Novak, David Cysaf, Jiri Chod, Jakub Hejna
  • production:
    Negativ production
  • selected festivals and awards:
    2015 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2015 – IFF Karlovy Vary: Best Documentary Award Over 60 Minutes, 2015 – Zagrebdox Zagreb, 2016 – Czech Lions: Best Documentary Nomination

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