Mirrors in the Dark

Marie is frustrated with her broken long-term relationship, career in dance, and life in general.

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Czechia 2021
  • English
84 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Supposedly, all it takes is 36 questions and you’ll fall in love with anyone. Marie, 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 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.

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Director: Šimon Holý
Screenplay: Šimon Holý
Cinematography: Jana Hojdová
Music: Šimon Holý
Sound: Hana Vyšínská
Editing: Sabina Mladenová
Producer: Šimon Holý
Co-production: Jana Hojdová
Costumes: Anežka Karasová, Michaela Kyselová
Cast: Alena Doláková, Bořek Joura, Eliška Soukupová, Václav Vašák, Markéta Tannerová Šebesťáková, Martin Dědoch, Kristýna Štarhová
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.