Scene from the film Light Penetrates the Darkness
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Light Penetrates the Darkness

  • Czech Republic

Otakar Vávra’s directorial debut took as its subject a kinetic sculpture by architect Zdeněk Pešánek that was installed on a transformer station in Prague. This rhythmic and visually inventive short avant-garde film is a celebration of modernity, the electric age, and technological progress.

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  • Original Title
    Světlo proniká tmou
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    František Pilát
  • Runtime
    5 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
      • Národní filmový archiv
      • Závišova 502/5
      • 14000 Praha 4
      • Czech Republic
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