Mirrors in the Dark

Mirrors in the Dark

Marie (Alena Doláková) and her boyfriend František are trying to save their relationship by answering 36 questions that will, according to scientists, make you fall in love with anyone. Marie, fresh off of her 30th birthday, has a head full of many important questions of her own. Is it worth it to continue a career as a dancer if she will never reach the top? Will she be able to overcome her fears of mediocrity and be happy with herself? Will her mother stop questioning her choices in life? Most importantly – is her relationship significant enough to save? Šimon Holý is putting an extraordinarily authentic spotlight on relationships, dreams and concerns of present-day millennials in his formally distinct feature debut. 

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2 nominations for Czech Film Critics Award 2022
Alena Doláková (Best Actress)
Šimon Holý (Newcomer of the Year)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021
(East of the West Competition)
Kolkata International Film Festival 2022
(International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images)
Pune International Film Festival 2022
(World Competition)
Yashwant International Film Festival 2022
(World Competition)
Nisa Film Festival 2022
(Feature Films Competition)
Finále Plzeň 2021
(Main Competition)
Ostrava Kamera Oko 2021
Cinéast 2021
Ankara Film Festival 2021

Letní filmová škola Uherské Hradiště 2022

Director, script, music:
Šimon Holý
Cinematography:
Jana Hojdová
Sound Editor:
Hana Kašpárek Vyšínská
Editor:
Sabina Mladenová
Choreography:
Eliška Soukupová
Costumes:
Anežka Karasová
Michaela Kyselová
Head of Production:
Alžběta Janáčková

Marie:
Alena Doláková
František:
Bořek Joura
Erika:
Eliška Soukupová
Choreographer:
Václav Vašák
Mother:
Markéta Tannerová
Tomáš:
Martin Dědoch
Dancers:
Viktor Bukovy
Matthias Deneux
Barbora Ješutová
Jan Homola
Kamila Mottlová
Kristýna Štarhová
Tereza Votavová
Voices in the performance:
Soňa Beaumont
Denisa Barešová
Hana Řičicová
Vítek Svoboda
Václav Šanda

Producers:
Šimon Holý (šššššFilm)
Co-producers:
Jana Hojdová (Bridge Films)
Alžběta Janáčková (Silk Films)

Distributor:
Aerofilms (Czech Republic)

Visuals:
Tereza Štindlová


Mirrors in the Dark are an empathetic, intimate film introspection into the experiences of receptive young people who solve how to stop solving.

Jindřiška Bláhová, Respekt

"Actress" was born

Mirka Spáčilová, MF Dnes

Brilliant simplicity

Mariona Borrull Zapata, El antepenúltimo mohicano

Distinctive and bold debut

Martin Šrajer, A2larm.cz

Alena Doláková proves that she will easily pull off the leading role. 

Irena Hejdová, Seznam zprávy