Mallory

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Mallory

Directed by Helena Třeštíková

  • Czech Republic 2015; 97 min
  • Original version: Czech
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Documentary - Karlovy Vary IFF

Synopsis

Mallory is living a hard life. Her wild youth among punks and skinheads in Prague's underground is over, and after several years on both drugs and living on the streets, it is slowly becoming the last chance for the self-conscious Mallory – and nobody is more aware of this than herself. But when the self-destructive lifestyle was, in her own words, a protest against both her parents and the Bolsheviks, it is not easy to replace heroin with a steady job. Especially if you live in a car and are up against a social bureaucracy that seems to come straight out of a Kafka story. MALLORY followers its eponymous protagonist for 7 years, we see her existential passage of life, and the good and bad choices that shape it along the way. Not least when it all suddenly takes a dramatic turn, and the possibility to turn back to life appears from a new, unexpected direction.

Production

  • NEGATIV

    Daniel Vadocky