Česká republika, 2011, 50 min
Desmond Love is a mature man and feels and behaves so. He likes to smoke his pipe and looks after his ducks. Men usually like talking about cars and Dessy´s favourite subject are his two shopping-trolleys. He parks them in front of his house nad likes to enhance them with various details. Desmond is one of the residents at Camphill Clanabogan, that means a person with mental handicap. In the scope of a therapy, he learns how to write on a computer. He writes his own story. This documentary amended with short cartoons let us glimp into Dessys´s memories – word after word, exactly as he remembered them. At the same time, we have got a chance to see Dessys´s home and everyday-life of Camphill community with its permanent inhabitants: mentally disabled people, young volunteers and people, who control and administrate the home.
Petra works as a Project manager of Palace Akropolis and also as a moderator of Radio 1. She organises culture events, foreign concerts, music workshops etc. In the past, she worked as e.g. editress of genre programmes on TV Óčko and in the production of annual film awards Český lev organised by a production company VAC. Love Story is her film debut which she made in cooperation with experienced cameramen Martin Čech, mister of sound Petr Stýbl and an editor Lucie Haladova. It Camphill Clanabogan, where the film takes place, at first she spent 3 months as a volunteer.
Director and production: Petra Ludvíková
Language of dialogies: English
Language of subtitles: Czech