27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Light Penetrates the Dark
director: Otakar Vávra, František Pilát
original title: Světlo proniká tmou
running time: 4 min.
synopsisPortrait of “Edison” (1926–1930), the world's first public kinetic sculpture by Zdeněk Pešánek. The sculpture consisted of 420 colored light bulbs, whose play was controlled by a pneumatic piano in the evening. The film opens with a view of the sculpture situated on the roof of a building in daylight, then darkness engulfs everything, punctuated by electrical discharges, rhythmic lighting, and a play of light reflections.
biographyOtakar Vávra (1911–2011), the author of almost fifty feature films, led the film group of E. F. Burian's cabaret Červené eso (Red Ace) in the 1930s and began his career as a director with film experiments. František Pilát (1910–1987) was a cameraman and teacher and later held the position of deputy in the nationalised Czechoslovak Film.
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