feature documentary | release: summer 2018 | director: Miroslav Janek


Markéta was supposed to be one of the main characters in the documentary “Normální autistický film” but the footage with her did not fit among the others. And that is why the director has decided to make a separate feature documentary just with Markéta.

Sixteen-year-old Markétka loves candy and bubble stuff, which she carries in her little bag. She likes riding around Prague because she thinks buses and trams are fun. And she paints. The girl suffers from Rett syndrome, and thus her mental capacity is that of a two-year-old. Markétka was originally to have been cast in Normal Autistic Film (2016), but documentarist Miroslav Janek decided to devote a short film exclusively to her; his everyday observations reveal a life with a very difficult intellectual disability. Markétka’s family battles their formidable fate with admirable finesse and humor. At the same time, however, they reflect on how the girl’s future will affect those closest to her, including her little sister.

Director: Miroslav Janek
Screenplay: Miroslav Janek
Dir. of Photography: Miroslav Janek
Editor: Tonička Janková
Producer: Jan Macola
Production: Mimesis Film s.r.o.
Coproduction: MAT FILM RESORT

about the director
Miroslav Janek (b. 1954, Náchod, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: The Unseen (1996), Battle for Life (2000), Crimson Sails (2001), Kha-chee-pae (2005), Citizen Havel (2008), The Confessions of Kateryna K. (2008), Burning (2012), Olga (2014), The Gospel According to Brabenec (2014), Film Spa (2015), Normal Autistic Film (2016), Universum Brdečka (2017)