Helena Třeštíková's Top 10

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    Every year IDFA's Guest of Honor compiles their Top 10 favorite films that inspired them. This year Helena Třeštíková will present her Top 10 in a public Filmmaker Talk. The films will also be screened during IDFA 2018. Třeštíková explains why these films are important to her in this article.

    Items in this selection

    Born in the USSR: 21 Up

    • Sergei Miroshnichenko
    • 2005

    Born in the Soviet Union, these twentysomethings have grown up in Russia or far beyond its borders. How do they see their lives now?

    Citizen Havel

    • Miroslav Janek, Pavel Koutecky
    • 2008

    This long-term account of former Czech President Václav Havel gets to the private side of political activity with unprecedented intimacy.

    Farrebique – The Four Seasons

    • Georges Rouquier
    • 1946

    An award-winning, fictional-realist depiction of life on a French farmstead that has been owned by one family for generations.

    The Firemen’s Ball

    • Milos Forman
    • 1967

    Milos Forman’s satirical slapstick film takes a cheerful swipe at any notion that it’s possible to keep society in check.

    First Love

    • Krzysztof Kieslowski
    • 1974

    It’s the 1970s, and 17-year-old Jadwiga is unintentionally pregnant. She and her boyfriend Roman struggle to keep their heads above water in socialist Poland.

    Prague: The Restless Heart of Europe

    • Vera Chytilova
    • 1985

    A paean to Prague that captures the frenetic beat of the city’s restless heart.

    The Savage Eye

    • Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick
    • 1960

    This expressive cinema verité classic tells the partly fictionalized story of a young divorcée living in the big city.

    The Seine Meets Paris

    • Joris Ivens
    • 1957

    Joris Ivens’s affectionate 1950s impression of the Parisians’ relationship with the Seine.

    Something Different

    • Vera Chytilova
    • 1963

    This blend of documentary and fiction by the rebellious innovator Věra Chytilová is as fresh as when it was first released.

    66 Seasons

    • Peter Kerekes
    • 2003

    The 20th century as seen through the eyes of generations of visitors to a Slovakian swimming pool—a triumph of the broader perspective and a celebration of life.