The good death

Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Austria, 2018, 83 min.

Director

Tomáš Krupa

Producer

Tomáš Krupa,
Dagmar Sedláčková,
Dušan Mulíček,
Arash T. Riahi,
Catherine Le Goff,
Tibor Búza

Scenario

Tomáš Krupa,
Lukáš Hanulák

Rights Holder

Hailstone, s.r.o.

DOP

Ondřej Szollos

Production

Hailstone

Terminally ill Janette wants to die with dignity, but it’s not possible in the United Kingdom, where she lives. She therefore decides for voluntary assisted dying. Janette must plan her journey to Switzerland before her rapidly advancing disease makes it impossible. Her son Simon has also inherited muscular dystrophy and, therefore, has much more sympathy regarding her decision than daughter Bridget. The question of whether we own our own life or whether it owns us is the primary impetus behind this documentary.

HONORS
2018 Ji.hlava IDFF (Czech Republic) – World Premiere, Between the Seas Section
2019 One World IFF (Czech Republic) – Czech Competition, Best Film
Montgomery IFF (USA)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Tomáš Krupa

Born in 1983. Slovak director and producer, a graduate of Olga Sommerová’s documentary filmmaking studio at the Academy of Arts in Slovakia. Founded the production company Hailstone, which focuses on documentary films. His feature-length debut GRADUATES: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE (2012) was aired on Czech and Slovak Television and theatrically released in both countries as well.

Selected filmography

Graduates: freedom is not free (2012)