Archive of films Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease / Jiří Suchý - Lehce s životem se prát

Czech Republic
2019, 104 min

Section: Special Events
Year: 2019

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.

Karel Och

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)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Special Events
Director: Olga Sommerová
Screenplay: Olga Sommerová
Dir. of Photography: Olga Špátová
Music: Jiří Šlitr, Jiří Suchý
Editor: Blanka Kulová
Producer: Viktor Schwarz
Production: Cineart TV Prague
Coproduction: Česká televize, Arina Sk, Zámek Liteň
Contact: Cineart TV Prague s.r.o.
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.


Olga Sommerová

Film Director

Viktor Schwarcz


Jiří Suchý

Actor / Film Director

Olga Špátová

Film Director

Alena Müllerová


Silvia Panáková


Daniel Němec

Sound Designer

Blanka Kulová

Editor, Film Crew


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