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Púlnoc (Midnight) – Klára Tasovská

“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.