Midnight

Direction
Year 
2010
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
40min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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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Details

  • Original Title
    Půlnoc
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
  • Cinematography
    Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Edita Kainrathová, Martin Tichovský
  • Editing
    Alexandra Gojdičová
  • Sound
    Tomáš Sokol
  • Runtime
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Visions du réel 2011, Switzerland
    • Finále Plzeň - Festival of Czech Films 2011, Czech Republic

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