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Jackie the Wolf

(Jackie the Wolf)

“Old age is unavoidable; death is unavoidable. Suffering is not.” Nonconformist Jackie is a euthanasia activist. Her son decides to document her life from the moment she announces the date of her planned death in a TV interview.

Jackie looks great. Other than a tremor in her hands she has no visible age-related problems. Even so, at the age of 76 she decides to voluntarily die two years later, saying that her life has been fulfilled and there’s no sense in waiting for the inevitable health issues to arrive and make her a burden on her loved ones. As the crucial date approaches, Jackie begins to have doubts. She looks for meaning in the final phase of her life, and the subject of death is an essential matter of freedom for her. Without pathos, the film works around themes such as loneliness and melancholy in the elderly, and presents compelling evidence that, unlike the body, the human soul doesn’t age.

Evald, Národní 28, Praha 1

David Černý, Ethicist, Lawyer
Dominik Vontor, Moderator

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Kristýna Genttnerová, Moderator
Estelle Robin You, Producer
TitleJackie the Wolf
Original TitleJackie the Wolf
Original LanguageEnglish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginFrance, Germany
Length93 min.
Tags Health, Europe
Director Tuki Jencquel

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