Scene from the film Life with Jester
Scene from the film Life with Jester
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Life with Jester

  • Czech Republic
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For 23 years, Helena Třeštíková followed the story of actor and stage director Jakub Špalek. The first piece of footage was shot in Autumn 1989 when Jakub, then a theatre academy student, was actively involved in the Velvet Revolution. Back then, Jakub dreamed of running his own theatre company which soon came true - he is still in charge of Kašpar Theatre in Prague. The film documents the difficult life of an independent theatre manager, as well as his many personal struggles and joys.


  • Original Title
    Život s Kašparem
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    David Cysař, Jiří Chod, Vlastimil Hamerník
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Sound
    Richard Müller
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013, Czech Republic
    • Message to Man St.Petersburg, Russia
    • Trieste Film Festival, Italy is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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