At almost 50 years, the neck tattoo FUCK OF PEOPLE [sic] is fading. René, an antisocial recidivist with a bright mind, doesn’t want to be behind bars anymore. He wants to live and perhaps even to love. René became publicly known in 2008 thanks to his film portrait by director Helena Třeštíková. What happened to René after the film? The most significant representative of the Czech time-lapse documentary films Helena Třeštíková brings the answer in the free sequel René – The Prisoner of Freedom, in which she observes the hero from the premiere of the film to the present.
21. 11. 2021 (IDFA)
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About the film
On the one hand, René is a man with antisocial experience, but he is also a great intellectual. Therefore, he can reflect upon the prison life experience like few others. And so I perceived him as a character worth watching, even after the premiere of René’s film portrait in 2008. I had no idea what would happen to him because René’s life was a bet on absolute uncertainty. There was only one thing clear: René always generated interesting situations. And this film confirms it.