Tereza Brdečková, Ph.D.

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Tereza Brdečková is a film expert and writer. She studied Cinema at the FAMU film academy in Prague (1977-82). In 1992, she was the programming director of the Karlovy Vary Interntional Film Festival. From 1995-2005, she was a leading programmer and programming director of the Febiofest film festival. She is a member of FIPRESCI – the  international organization of film critics. Tereza has written several  film scripts, five novels and several non-fiction books.  Since 1997, she has had her own public TV documentary series involving interviews with Central European seniors.  She has been working since 2010 as art and festival project coordinator at the CME society. She has teaching experience at both FAMU and UPCES.

Orientation – Eastern European cinema as an instrument of understanding the history and development of the region.



Film as a Mirror of History, Ideology and Individual Freedom


Get to Know Your Professor 

  1. How did you become interested in your subject and why did you want to teach it?
    • I am writer, I'm academic, I am filmmaker and documentarist...and I am since allways fascinated by influence of historical events on the individual human mind. The films hat we watch in our class do reflect life, creativity and feelings of their authors. They show us, that the past is never really gone, it stays with us.
  2. What is your favorite café/restaurant in Prague?
    • Famous Café Slavia... and I love places on Letna Neigborough, for example, Vegtral.
  3. What fictional character would you like to meet?
    • Alice in Wonderland.


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