Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Suzie in the Garden

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Lucie Sunková / Czech Republic / 2022 / 14 min / Colour / Unknown / In English / Arabic subtitles
Themes : Animation
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Suzie is an inquisitive little girl who frequently visits an allotment outside the city with her parents. One day she meets a black dog and discovers a mysterious garden. Initially frightened by the person that lives there, Suzie soon picks up the courage to explore when she finds a lost key on the path. Beautifully textured with oil paints on layers of glass above a lightbox, ‘Suzie in the Garden’ is a charming animation about childhood innocence and discovery.


Lucie Sunková

Lucie Sunková was born in Prague in the Czech Republic, where she studied at Vaclav Hollar Art School and FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). She is a scriptwriter, artist, director, and animator. Sunková focuses primarily on one animation technique—painting with oil paints on glass over a camera. She also writes and illustrates books for children.


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