Archive of films Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease / Jiří Suchý - Lehce s životem se prát
2019, 104 min
Section: Special Events
Jiří Suchý. Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, citizen. One of the key figures of the domestic cultural scene over the last six decades and a tireless campaigner for the enrichment of the Czech language. Olga Sommerová’s documentary presents a portrait of an artist and a man – a portrait of our times.
Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, self-professed clown, eternally young in spirit – all this is Jiří Suchý, one of the key figures of the domestic cultural scene over the last six decades. He has put on 97 plays at the Semafor theatre and has written the lyrics for 1,400 songs and the music for 500. Today, in an era beset by an onslaught of images that are often of questionable worth, this legendary figure’s tireless efforts to enrich the Czech language and its poetic nuances have been of inestimable value. Olga Sommerová lays before us Suchý’s prolific creative and civic journey through life with the subtle distinctiveness we have come to expect; she also demonstrates her singular flair for capturing exceptional moments.
About the director
Olga Sommerová (b. 1949, Prague). Selected filmography: My 20th Century (2005), Věra 68 (2012), The Magic Voice of a Rebel (2014), Červená (2017), Jiří Suchý – Tackling Life with Ease (2019)
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Olga Špátová|
|Music:||Jiří Šlitr, Jiří Suchý|
|Production:||Cineart TV Prague|
|Coproduction:||Česká televize, Arina Sk, Zámek Liteň|
|Contact:||Cineart TV Prague s.r.o.|
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