26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Tereza Tara
original title: Let viny
country: Czech Republic
running time: 82 min.
synopsisDirector Tereza Tara fell ill at the age of twenty-five. She captured her ten-year-long journey to recovery, which took her deep into the past and to the edge of the abyss, in the form of a personal and poetic video diary. With her weakened kidneys, she visited doctors, psychosomatic experts, and an alternative healer who urged her to surrender herself into the hands of God. Gradually, she began to see the condition of her dual organs as a reflection of her unbalanced relationship with her mother, her partner, and her own body. She finally understood that if she wanted to find a cure for her diseased kidneys and start living a better life, she needed to understand herself better first.
“I came to the conclusion that what I do is called holistic cinema. Because in most cases, it encompasses all aspects of life – those I observe, myself observing, and a wide range of contexts that are important to me.” (Tereza Tara)
biographyFilm director, producer, artist, and personal development coach Tereza Tara (1983) graduated from art history and documentary filmmaking. In her film Fish´n´Pills (2007) she drew attention to the harmful effects of hormonal contraception on the human body and nature. At the Ji.hlava festival, she also presented Kalado (2017), a film about the Japanese performance artist Sai Kijima.
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|producer:||Jan Bodnár, Jan Hubáček , Tereza Tara, Tomáš Šimon|
|photography:||György László, František Jakubec|