28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

director: Jana Počtová
original title: Šťastně až na věky
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 98 min.


The film is an inquiry into contemporary forms of alternative models of partnerships. For many protagonists, polyamory, open marriage or long-term lover-to-lover relationships present a fulfilling life style, but also a struggle with misunderstanding of the society or conflicts within their own relationships. The director follows the development of relations of her protagonists over several years, while in intimate talks, she searches for the joy, striving and insecurities brought along by such unusual faces of love, revealing a need for redefining partnership in our times.

“Partnerships strongly influence our lives. As a filmmaker, I am interested in how our personal lives reflect the times, and also how our personal lives change the times,” says Jana Počtová.


The director and screenwriter Jana Počtová (b. 1980) graduated in documentary filmmaking at FAMU. She has been involved in making TV series (Na cestě, Příběhy slavných, Vyprávěj) and documentaries (Oči tygra, 2011; Tornádo – rok poté, 2022). MFDF Ji.hlava has screened two of her films on parenting and relationships, Generation Singles (2011) a Non-Parent (2017).

more about film

director: Jana Počtová
producer: Martin Hůlovec, Jakub Pinkava
photography: Jakub Halousek
editing: Petra Berkovičová Raušová
music: Ondřej Anděra
sound: Ivan Horák
co-producer: Helena Uldrichová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas