For sixteen years Helena Třeštíková followed Anny, who at the age of 46 took up sex work alongside her job as a restroom attendant, to make Christmas happier for her grandchildren. Always a smile, always a cigarette. In just one hour, we watch her life slip by. She is searching for love, defying misfortune and illness, taking all her difficulties with terse humour and practical point of view.
Dir. Helena Třeštíková - 66min - 2020 - Czech Republic
"A powerful look at the life and images recorded by a sex worker in Prague. Part moving street photography, part living essay, Anny is a personal work that sees the world in transition." - POV Magazine
"These longitudinal projects also indirectly capture the larger lines of history—in this case, the economic crisis years that sometimes prompt Anny to muse on communism." - IDFA