27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Happily Ever After
director: Jana Počtová
original title: Šťastně až na věky
country: Czech Republic
running time: 98 min.
synopsisThe 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.
biographyThe 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).
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|producer:||Martin Hůlovec, Jakub Pinkava|
|editing:||Petra Berkovičová Raušová|