28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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In the Dark

In the Dark

director: Aneta J.
original title: Ve tmě
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 10 min.


I’ve been piecing my life back together for a few years now. Why am I doing this? Because I realized I can’t live like this anymore. I can’t keep pretending that it didn’t happen. I often wonder why I went through all this and this answer comes to mind – to tell my story and maybe help someone. Who knows. (the author’s text)

“We applaud In the Dark for its courage to expose pain which is then transformed through the creative process. Its compelling story has a powerful and devastating impact.” – the expert jury of the My Street Films Award 2023 (Viola Ježková, Tereza Tara, Martin Horyna)


I thought I’d find a way to forget. My fear is still there. But I know I don’t have to be afraid anymore. I’m no longer a victim, I’m neither my past nor my mistakes. I want to be able to rely on and trust myself. I’ve escaped all the insane situations and have become a better person for it. (the author’s text)

more about film

director: Aneta J.
producer: Aneta J.
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas