Please note that the venue and time has changed for René. The screening will now take place in Leeds Town Hall: Albert Room on Monday 18 November at 6:30pm.

The Q&A with Třeštíková will now take place at the Forman vs Forman showing on Saturday 16 November. 

Perhaps the most notorious of Helena Třeštíková’s unique, time-lapse documentaries made by developing meaningful relationships with her subjects over many years, René is the sad tale of a young man who is unable to break the inevitable chain of crime and incarceration that defines his life. Punctuated with grim but bitterly insightful confessions from his prison journals, the film creates a poignant and empathetic portrait of an eternal outsider whose self-destructive life cycle unfolds as Czech Society goes through a series of seismic changes in the background. 

Screening as part of a season of films by Helena Třeštíková who will be in Leeds for a Q&A with Forman vs Forman:

Doomed Beauty

Forman vs Forman + Q&A


A Marriage Story + Miracle


The season is supported by the Czech Centre London.