Movie Description

AnimationFeature film

Suzie in the garden

Suzie is a little girl who goes with her mother and dad to an allotment outside the city. One day she meets a black dog and discovers a mysterious garden. Who is it that lives there? Suzie is a little afraid. But what to do when you are afraid of someone, but you find their key on the path?


I see Suzie in the Garden as a dialogue with childhood. I tried to enter into the thinking of the little girl, to understand her imagination, fears and charming childish self-centeredness. I tried to create a film that would speak a language understandable to children and at the same time be able to evoke memories of the moments and situations we experienced as a child. Lucie Sunková


Director, Script, Art designer, Animator
 – Lucie Sunková
Based on the novel by Jana Šrámková
Director of Photography – Jaroslav Fišer
Editor – Anna Ryndová
Music – Aliaksandr Yasinski
Sound director – Martin Večeřa

Executive producer – Marcela Vrátilová, Erika Paulinská
 – Alena Vandasová, Martin Vandas – MAUR film  / Czech Republic
Co-producers – Simona Hrušovská, Veronika Kocourková, Monika Lošťáková, Zuzana Jankovičová – SUPER film / Slovakia

| Technical details
Original title – Zuza v zahradách
English title – Suzie in the Garden
Animation technique – painting on glass
Year of production – 2022
Length – 13 min. 19 sec.
Language – Czech, English, Slovak
Screening format – DCP + HD File
Resolution – full HD
Speed – 24 fps
Aspect ratio – 1,66:1

The film was financially supported by Czech Film Fund and Slovak Audiovisual Fund.

| Selection
Berlinale Gkids 2022
Festival Europeen du film Court Brest, Oberhausen, Tirana International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, ISFF Zubroffka, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Reykjavik IFF, Dok Leipzig, BFI London, MIAF – Melbourne International Animation Festival.

| Awards
Best of Tricks for Kids – Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage – ITSF (International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart); Golden Slipper for the Best Animated Film for Children Zlín Film Festival 2022, Children Audience Award at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; DAFilms Award and ECFA Award at Festival BAB for the Best Short European Film

| Nominations
Czech Lion Award (March 2023), ECFA Award 2022 (February 2023)

| Cinema distribution
France, Belgium, Greece, Taiwan and other on-line distributions


Docx / PDF

Film visuals, making of, profile photo of Lucie Sunková
Zip (JPG)

Photo of Lucie Sunková






| MEDIA – The Berlinale Will Show Suzie in the Garden in the World Premiere / 14.1. 2022 /14. 1. 2022