Klára Tasovská – Pulnoc (Midnight) (Czech Republic, 2010, 40:00 min)

“Midnight”, a visually refined film by Klára Tasovská, blends several layers. The personal experience of the director, who chose to be closed for a week with her camera in complete darkness, is connected with a broader reflexion on the community of Czech “darkers”, i.e. people, who organize damaging interventions against the electrical power system. The film overlaps into the question of indispensability of artificial light for our civilisation. The use of long time shooting night images, abstract surfaces of darkness of varied colours together with the intuitive editing composition leave the viewer enough space for thought.

BIO: Klára Tasovská director, editor and dramaturge. She was born in 1980. She Studied AVU – Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Since 2006 she is student of FAMU – Departement of Documentary Film. She also works as a curator of audio-visual projects of multimedia artists. She is responsible of HBO Europe documentary films development.