The Good Death / Dobrá smrť

documentary / 2018 / Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Austria / col. / 83 min.

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 title.

Director: Tomáš Krupa
Screenplay: Tomáš Krupa, Lukáš Hanulák
Photography: Ondřej Szollos
Editor: Peter Kudlička
Music: Aless, Alio Die
Cast: Janette Butlin, Simon Convey, Bridget Convey, Erika Preisig