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Midnight  //  Půlnoc (Orig.)

DIR: Klára Tasovská
2010 / Czech Republic / 40 min

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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.

About

Director Klára Tasovská
Screenplay Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
Dir. of Photography 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
Tags energy resources, essay, poetic, society, student
Production FAMU
FAMU
Address:  Smetanovo nábřeží 2
City:  11000 Praha 1
Country:  Czech Republic
Web:  www.famu.cz

Distribution
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Visions du réel 2011 ...

Visions du réel 2011, Switzerland Finále Plzeň - Festival of Czech Films 2011, Czech Republic

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