Life with Jester

2013 / Czech Republic / 85min

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
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Cysař, Jiří Chod, Vlastimil Hamerník
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Music
  • Sound
    Richard Müller
  • Duration
    85 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    Produkce Třeštíková s.r.o.
    Kostelní 14
    170 00 Praha 7
    Czech Republic
    cell: +420 603 581 674
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