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Tereza - The Charge of Love

Tereza - The CHrage of Love is an intimate feature-lenght documentary that reveals the deep relationship between a mother and her disabled child. The late Tereza Gasparikova, well-known translator and interpreter, speaks about her life, about sacrifice, about the love that constantly recharged her and about the cancer that blindsided her. Despite its seemingly serious subject matter, this is a film full of hopeand optimism, thanks in no small part to the disabled Majka, who shrugs off her handicap and does her best to enjoy life to its fullest. We also seaMrs. Gasparikova at workas an inerpreter of the highest calibre.

  • Peter Gasparik
  • Peter Gasparik
  • Peter Gasparik
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tereza - Naboj lasky
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  • Runtime:
    57 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 EUR
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  • International Film Festival Art Film Fest Košice 2019
    June 21, 2019
    Slovak premiere
    Official selection, Slovak seazon
  • International Film Festival Cinematik
    September 11, 2019
Distribution Information
    Country: Slovakia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Peter Gasparik

Peter Gašparík (1977, Bratislava, Slovakia) studied film directing at Bratislava’s Acad- emy of Performing Arts. He has also been a student and fellow at the New York Film Academy, the University of Bologna and CIFAP in Paris, making shorts as he went:
I Love NY in New York, Everything Is Different (Všetko je inak) in Italy, and Three Dreams
(Tri sny) at home in Bratislava, as well as the documentary Wall Poets (Básnici stien), about graffiti writers in the 1990s. The intimate documentary Tereza – The Charge of Love is Gašparík’s feature-length debut. Aside from directing, he also pursues literature, having authored three books to date.

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Director Statement

"I was thinking to do this film whole my life... I wanted to show this incredible recharging love from that very close point of view... being brother and son of the two main protagonist."