Jakub Špalek - Život s Kašparem

Jakub Špalek - Life with Jester

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 theater academy student, was actively involved in the Velvet Revolution. Back then, Jakub dreamed of running his own theater company which soon came true – he is still in charge of Kašpar Theater in Prague. The film documents the difficult life of an independent theater manager, as well as his many personal struggles and joys. (Doc Alliance)

Director's Biography
Helena Třeštíková, born 1949 in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film Academy and, since graduating in 1974, has been working as a professional filmmaker, shooting more than thirty documentaries of various lengths. Her films have been the subject of retrospectives at several major festivals. // Films (selected): DOTEK SVĚTLA (Touch of Light, 1980, doc), MARCELA (2007, doc), RENÉ (2008, doc; CE '09), SOUKROMÝ VESMÍR (Private Universe, 2012, doc; CE '13), VOJTA LAVIČKA: NAHORU A DOLŮ (Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs, 2013, doc), MALLORY (2015), LÍDA BAAROVÁ - ZKÁZA KRÁSOU / LÍDA BAAROVÁ – DOOMED BEAUTY (2016)
Tribute 2016
Helena Třeštíková
Czech Republic 2013
color & black and white
85 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Helena Třeštíková
Cinematography Jiří Chod
Editing Jakub Hejna
Sound/Sounddesign Richard Müller
Producer(s) Hanka Třeštíková (Produkce Třeštíková, CZ)
Produkce Třeštíková Kostelní 14 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic hanka@produkcetrestikova.cz www.produkcetrestikova.cz
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Svetozor Cinema, Prague 2013
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere