Midnight

Midnight

2010 / Czech Republic / 40min

An essay on sources of light, the meaning of darkness and light pollution, with several layers of interwoven meaning. In one of them the author describes her experiences during an experiment in which she was shut up in total darkness. Another layer of the film describes the activity of "darkers" who interrupt electricity supplies and then have fun recording the spectacular results of their "ecoattacks." This polemical collage also points out how terribly dependent humans are on electricity, and how much of it they waste. One of the most interesting passages in this imaginative mosaic on the crisis of current civilisation is a meditation by Václav Bartuška on the limits of progress.

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  • Original title
    Půlnoc
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Edita Kainrathová, Martin Tichovský
  • Editing
    Alexandra Gojdičová
  • Music
  • Sound
    Tomáš Sokol
  • Duration
    40 min
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    CZE
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    FAMU
    Smetanovo nábřeží 2
    11000 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
  • Awards

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