René - The Prisoner of Freedom

René - Vězeň svobody

Czech distribution premiere

Director Helena Třeštíková’s follow-up to her longitudinal documentary about the charismatic criminal René tracks the next 13 years of his life after his release from prison.

René, a known delinquent, is now free after many years and wants to live an honest life. Meanwhile, a documentary, which has screened throughout the Czech Republic, has made him a familiar figure who has now captured the interest of the media as well as women. This (ir)redeemable character has retained his main traits: he is contemplative, highly intelligent and creative. At the same time, he continues to struggle with existential issues, goes from one temporary job to another, stays at friends’ and partners’ places or cheap dormitories, and finds himself in prison once again. How will René handle the new challenges? Will the attempt to reconnect with his alleged son work? And will René ever escape the vicious circle of crime and imprisonment?

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About the film

Czech Republic
2021 / 100 min.

Director
Helena Třeštíková

Language
Czech

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková

2021 - René - The Prisoner of Freedom
2020 - Anny
2019 - Forman vs. Forman
2017 - The Strnads
2016 - Doomed Beauty

Screenings

25. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Kino Lucerna VS
CSL Interpretation Audio Description Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Helena Třeštíková, director
René Plášil, protagonist
28. 3.
21:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna MS
Audio Description Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
31. 3.
18:30 h
Praha: Světozor MS
Audio Description Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Helena Třeštíková, director

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