A Marriage

Category: documentary
Director: Kateřina Hager
Co-Director: Asad Faruqi
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Year: 2021
Length: 74'
Production Status: completed


Several years after their official marriage, wheelchair bound Zdenka from the Czech Republic and her Pakistani husband Tabish, still communicate only over the internet and Skype. Czech authorities repeatedly deny Tabish a visa to enter the country, convinced they are protecting Zdenka and the Czech state from an economic migrant seeking entry into Europe. After years trying to prove their "real love" to the authorities and a relationship eked out online, a breakthrough in their case gives Tabish and Zdenka new hope that their dream of living together in the small Czech town may become reality. A fascinating story of a relationship facing a number of obstacles and prejudices, while the unique main characters enrich the dramatic account with spontaneity and even some laugh-out-loud moments.

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