Archive of films Mirrors in the Dark / Zrcadla ve tmě

Czech Republic
2021, 84 min

Section: East of the West Competition
Year: 2021

Supposedly, all it takes is 36 questions and you’ll fall in love with anyone. Marie (Alena Doláková), a dancer who has just turned thirty, and her boyfriend František decide to check out this scientific theory for themselves. Yet can we rely on our love for other people if we don’t even know ourselves? A supremely contemporary view of 30-something individuals trying to navigate the way ahead.


Synopsis

Supposedly, all it takes is 36 questions and you’ll fall in love with anyone. Marie (Alena Doláková), a dancer who has just turned thirty, and her boyfriend František decide to check out this scientific theory for themselves. Yet can a questionnaire – no matter how exhaustive – elicit their genuine misgivings as well? This much anticipated feature debut by Šimon Holý conveys the fragility of millennials in the presence of others as they try variously to navigate the way ahead. The story is told in a resolute cinematic language, where equal weight is afforded both to the laudably precise dialogues and the characters’ expressive faces. Taking a supremely contemporary view of 30-something individuals, the film asks whether we can rely on our love for other people if we don’t even know ourselves.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Šimon Holý (1994, Prague). Selected filmography: Reflection of Light on the Wall (2014, short), SAN (2014, short), Everything (2016, short), A Little Love (2016, medium-length), Mirrors in the Dark (2021).

Contacts

šššššFilm
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Aerofilms
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www: www.aerofilms.cz

Publicity contact

Gabriela Vágner
E-mail: [email protected]

Press kit



About the film

Black & white, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West Competition
   
Director: Šimon Holý
Screenplay: Šimon Holý
Dir. of Photography: Jana Hojdová
Music: Šimon Holý
Editor: Sabina Mladenová
Art Director: Anežka Karasová, Michaela Kyselová
Producer: Šimon Holý
Production: šššššFilm
Coproduction: Bridge Films, Silk Films
Cast: Alena Doláková, Bořek Joura, Eliška Soukupová, Václav Vašák, Markéta Tannerová, Martin Dědoch
Contact: šššššFilm, Gabriela Vágner
Distributor: Aerofilms

Guests

Šimon Holý

Film Director, Producer

Alena Doláková

Actress


Eliška Soukupová

Actress

Alžběta Janáčková

Producer


Jana Hojdová

Director of Photography, Co-producer

Sabina Mladenová

Editor, Assistant Director


Anežka Karasová

Costume Designer, Make Up Artist

Gabriela Vágner

PR & Marketing


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