Leaving Beginnings Behind

Direction
Year 
2021
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
98min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In her most recent film, Linda Kallistová Jablonská observes three girls growing up in a residential facility in Počátky, Czech Republic, over the course of ten years. She explores their dreams about liberty, the reality they must face as well as their ideas about their own future families. The sequel to her first longitudinal documentary about Adéla, Denisa and Pavla captures the rocky road to independence after leaving the facility, their reconciliation with the past, job search, new relationships, small joys and big disappointments. Not only does the director draw an empathic portrait of three young girls with no-one to rely on but themselves; she also explores the ways in which public institutions form young people’s attitudes to life. (Ji.hlava IDFF)

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Details

  • Original Title
    Opouštět Počátky
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    David Cysař
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Music
    Marek Doubrava
  • Sound
    Petr Šoltys
  • Runtime
    98 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour

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