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Jiri Suchy – Tackling Life with Ease
9th November 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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
Tickets £12/11 see link below to book
Part of 23rd Made in Prague Film Festival