28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Ondřej Moravec
original title: Tmání
country: Germany, Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 25 min.


A visually arresting interactive exploration of a space that represents the recesses of the mind and soul, lost in the dips of depressive and anxious states. The autobiographical narrative is a composition of fragments of stories and descriptions of inner turmoil, drawing the audience into an elaborate world of sometimes illustrative, sometimes metaphorical animations and ingenious sound design to understand the causes and experience of depression, the struggle to break out of its darkness, and the feelings of futility and heaviness. Open, almost diaristically intimate notes navigate the journey through rooms, floors and different environments that embody the manifestations of inner heaviness.


Ondřej Moravec is a filmmaker and dramaturge of VR sections at several Czech film festivals. For seven years, he served as the program director of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Before that, he worked at Czech Television in the Culture Newsroom department, where he contributed to the daily news. He studied journalism and media studies at the Charles University and the Department of Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at FAMU in Prague.

more about film

director: Ondřej Moravec
producer: Hana Blaha Šilarová
script: Ondřej Moravec, Alice Krajčírová
music: Billy Mello
sound: Tomáš Oramus
co-producer: Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke, Robin Pultera
art director: Bára Anna Stejskalová, Long Phi Trieu, Moritz Mayerhofer
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