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Olga Spatova

Olga Špátová

Czech Republic


Olga Špátová was born in 1984 in Prague. Her parents are renowned Czech documentarists Jan Špáta and Olga Sommerová. After graduating from a graphic school she applied at the Directing Department of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. She was refused three times. Her short feature films were awarded 26 awards at both amateur and professional Czech and international film festivals. Her film The Three Games/ Trojhra was awarded the Grand Prize at the 40th Academia Film Olomouc festival. She made a film about her relationship with her mother Olga Sommerová Un(censored) dialogues/ (Ne)cenzurované rozhovory and one of two parts of their common film Love – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow/ Láska včera, dnes a zítra. As a cinematographer she worked on the films of Olga Sommerová My 20th Century/ Moje 20. století and We Live Beyond Our Children/ Přežili jsme své děti. She also made a film DVD of Czech singer Radůza and a documentary about a National Theatre inscenation A Well-Paid Walk/ Dobře placená procházka directed by famous Czech film director Miloš Forman.


Trojhra (28´, CZ, 2004)
(Ne)cenzurované rozhovory/ Uncensored Dialogues (26´, CZ, 2005)
Láska včera, dnes a zítra (57´, CZ, 2005)
Ženy Charty 77 – režie epizody (10x15´, CZ, 2006)
Radůza-půjdu kam chci (28´, CZ, 2007)
Dobře placená procházka ´07 (52´, CZ, 2007)
Oko nad Prahou (CZ, 2009)
Fenomén Gott (85´, CZ, 2009)
Věra 68 (90', CZ, 2012)
Největší přání (80', CZ, 2012)
Magický hlas rebelky (90', CZ, 2014)
Samoživy (52', CZ, 2015)


(Un)censored dialogues

(Ne)cenzurované rozhovory (Orig.) / 2005 / Czech Republic / 26 min

In a confrontation with her mother Olga Sommerová, the maker of the documentary enters into dialogues about life. A friendly duel between two generations, two women - mother and daughter.



Eye Over Prague

Oko nad Prahou (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 78 min

An extraordinary tale about strongly passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky with a clear vision of the future who has the biggest fight on his hands in Prague again.



I Go Where I Want

Pójdę tam, gdzie chcę (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 28 min

An intimate portrait of Raduza, one of the most distinctive artists of the youngest generation on the Czech alternative music scene....



East Doc Platform for the fifth time

East Doc Platform for the fifth time

Do you want to make a film? The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) is looking for documentary projects in development, production and post-production for the 5th edition of East Doc Platform.

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Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

What is most mysterious in life is existence itself, says renowned Norwegian director Thomas A. Østbye in an interview about his documentary films and his Indonesian interactive project 17.000 Islands. The interview was made at the 19th Jihlava IDFF.

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- 6.11.2015 -

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

The 13th edition of Doclisboa International Film Festival takes place from October 22 to November 1 and shows 236 films from 40 countries, including a total of 43 world premieres. On November 2 to 15, the festival will be followed by a special Doclisboa event at DAFilms.com.

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