28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis

director: Vojtěch Starý
original title: Spánková paralýza
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 4 min.


A man, whose mutated, darkly vibrating voice guides us through a space of disintegrating, divided or merging visual fragments, describes his own experience of compulsively waking up and falling asleep again, and of dreams diving into one another. In the abysmal depths of repeated dreams of being awake, he does not leave the space of his bed; reality, however, weighs down on him more and more heavily.


Vojta Starý (born 2001) is a student of New Media at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art. He is dedicated to experiments at the intersection of visual art and video art. Simultaneously, he is a member of the creative studio Seeya Creative, where he works as a director and cameraman of music videos and fashion campaigns.

more about film

director: Vojtěch Starý
producer: Vojtěch Starý
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas