Olga Špátová / CZ, 2012
Czech version, 80 min
The seemingly simple question, “What is your greatest wish?” provokes the respondents to formulate their value system. The heroes of this film are young people born towards the end of the communist regime or shortly after the Velvet Revolution. The Greatest Wish loosely follows up the eponymous documentary classics made by Czech filmmaker Jan Špáta in 1964 and 1989. In these films, Špáta surveyed the dreams and attitudes of young people at key times of the totalitarian era. Twenty years on, his daughter Olga Špátová picked up where he left off, as an insight into her own generation. The film features birth and death, social outcasts, ambitious professionals, people in love, civic activists and absolutely ordinary people who open up their hearts.