28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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After all, it's so easy to fly
After all, it's so easy to fly
After all, it's so easy to fly

After all, it's so easy to fly

director: Pavel Koutecký
original title: Vždyť přece létat je tak snadné
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1978
running time: 12 min.


People have always had problems with the sky, just like the hero of this student portrait, a modern-day Icarus, photographer and artist who floats on his hang glider above the ant-like everyday life of humans. In the clouds, people aren’t packed together like in the trams below; there is silence, peace and the stretching of time, a place where each of us is special.


Pavel Koutecký (1956–2006), director, screenwriter and teacher, was one of the most important Czech documentary filmmakers. He collaborated with the Film and Sociology Association. He focused on time-lapse documentaries about the protagonists of the Velvet Revolution. After his tragic death during filming in 2007, the Pavel Koutecký Award began to be awarded.

more about film

director: Pavel Koutecký
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas