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9 Nov 2019 16:00

Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease

A celebration of the life and work of Jiri Suchy, performer, singer-songwriter, writer, composer and poet whose songs and plays span generations and who has become a Czech national icon. Director Olga Sommerova looks back at the more than 60 years of Suchy’s creative life associated with his legendary Prague Semafor theatre and inspired by Laurel & Hardy, Czech theatre gurus Voskovec & Werich and British comedian George Formby. Playing the accordion, reading his funny stories and poetic texts full of surprising rhymes, Suchy is an engaging, gossipy presence, enjoying the good times with gusto, not concentrating on the bad ones for long. This is a portrait of a man full of humility who has dedicated his life to the theatre and music and who, despite his struggles with the Communist regime and personal tragedies, has never lost his optimism and humour.

Olga Sommerova, Czech Republic 2019, 104’

Olga Sommerová: ‘My aim was to create a film about the personal journey of a man who has dedicated his talent to theatre and music but who has also had a full personal and public? political? life. I want to present him not only as an entertainer but as a human being who had to battle with the adversities of political regimes and fate.’

Admission: £12/£11
Box Office: 020 7911 5050

307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Part of Czech Velvet 1989 – 2019 Festival
Festival of Arts, Film, Theatre & Music
1-29 November 2019

Part of  23rd Made in Prague Film Festival





Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW


9 Nov 2019 16:00


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