Olga Sommerová
(Czech Republic)

Olga Sommerová studied documentary film at FAMU, graduating in 1977. Her films focus on social themes and human relationships, the lives of ordinary people and important figures, feminism, and the political history of the Czech and Czechoslovak Republics. She taught at FAMU in 1991–2002, heading the documentary film department for eight of those years. In 2005-10 she was associate professor at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. On the strength of the successful film What Women Dream About (1999) she published three volumes of interviews bearing the same title, and also the book What Men Dream About. She has made around one hundred films, which brought her 35 awards at Czech and foreign film festivals.

Filmography
Konkurs na rok 2000
1979
Doma
1980
S tebou, táto
1981
Talentované děti
1986
Otec a dcera
1986
Zkus to dokázat
1987
Za svou pravdou stát
1987
Máte rádi Smetanu?
1989
Bůh žehnej Československu
1990
Miluj bližního svého
1990
Svobodný člověk Václav Malý
1990
Netrpělivost srdce
1991
Přítelkyně
1991
Zdeňka Hůly Svěcení jara
1992
Žena, zločin a trest
1992
Slovensko ve svobodné Evropě
1993
Spřízněni bláznovstvím
1993
TV cyklus GEN
1992-96
Nesmrtelná hvězda Božena Němcová
1997
Jó, to jsem ještě žil
1997
Zavřené světy
1999
O čem sní ženy
1999
O čem sní muži
1999
Zábradlí
2000
Ztracená duše národa
2002
Konec světa v srdci Evropy
2002
Máňa po deseti letech
2003
Dva muži na Sibiři
2004
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
2004
Děti pod Karpaty
2004
Moje 20. století
2005
Láska včera, dnes a zítra
2005
Ženy Charty 77
2006
Přežili jsme svoje děti
2006
Medela
2007
Sedm světel
2008
Do samoty v tanci
2008
21 mluvčích Charty 77
2009
Drž rytmus!
2009
České milování
2009
24
2011
Věra 68
2012
Popelčin komplex
2013
To jsme si zase užili světa
2014
Příběhy neobyčejné energie
2014
Magický hlas rebelky
2014
Samoživy
2015
Svoboda podle Ságla
2016
České studentské revolty
2016
Červená
2017
Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease
2019

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