Jiří Suchý – Tackling Life with Ease

A man of many crafts and a key figure of Czech culture in Olga Sommerová's film portrait, which won the Audience Award at the 54th Czech Film Festival. KVIFF.

Jiří Suchý – Lehce s životem se prát
Czechia 2019
102 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

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.

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Director: Olga Sommerová
Screenplay: Olga Sommerová
Cinematography: Olga Malířová Špátová
Music: Jiří Šlitr, Jiří Suchý
Editing: Blanka Kulová
Producer: Viktor Schwarcz, Silvia Panáková
Cast: Jiří Suchý, Jitka Molavcová, Miloš Forman (a.z.), Josef Zíma (a.z.), Waldemar Matuška (a.z.), Ondřej Suchý, Jiří Šlitr (a.z.), Pavlína Filipovská (a.z.), Karel Štědrý (a.z.)
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.