The Other One

documentary film (2024, 87 min, CZ/SK)
original title: Ta druhá


18-year-old Johana wants to leave her small hometown. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. However, her final year of schooling is more challenging than her classmates. She plays an irreplaceable role in her family – helping to take care of her younger sister, who has a disability. Despite all the love, she has to break free from everyone’s expectations, find her own space, and escape her sister’s shadow. Johana is the so-called glass child, unintentionally overlooked by her overburdened parents and the world. Can she overcome her doubts and guilt and dare to put herself first, like the others? This intimate documentary explores the neglected topic of able-bodied siblings in families taking care of children with special needs. Giving a voice to those who have ever felt like the other.


>> 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival / Proxima Competition (CZ, world premiere)


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>> American Film Showcase Documentary Workshop 2023
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>> Ji.hlava New Visions Market 2023
>> TIDF AGORA Meet the Future 2024


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Writer, Director: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
DOP: Ludvík Otevřel, Kristýna Kůlová, Marie-Magdalena Kochová
Editing: Simona Donovalová
Sound: Alexandra Strapková
Music: Jonatan Pastirčák
Dramaturgists: Josef Kokta, Martin Mareček, Viera Čákanyová

Producers: Vít Poláček, Barbora Drtílková
Co-producers: Matej Sotník – guča films (SK), Veronika Slámová – Česká televize (CZ), Ondřej Šejnoha – FAMU (CZ)

Distribution: Film Expanded (SK), DAFilms (VOD, internationally)

With financial support: