28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Tereza Smetanová
original title: VALE TUDO
running time: 37 min.
synopsisLucia "Pretty Beast" Krajčovič is a 34-year-old professional MMA* fighter and mother of two children. Shortly after giving birth, she is determined to become a champion in both disciplines - sport and motherhood. With a baby in her arms, she is preparing for her next fight. Under the immense pressure of her two identities, exhausted from lack of sleep, she wrestles with a question to which she had a clear answer not long ago. How to be both Pretty and Beast and for how much longer?
*the sport formerly known as Vale Tudo, which means "everything allowed" in Portuguese
biographyTereza Smetanová is studying a Master's programme at the Studio of Documentary Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. As a part of her studies, she has completed a one-year internship at FAMU. She is the author of several student films and music videos and is also involved in experimental theatre production.
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