Dear Darkness

  • Samuel N. Schwarz
  • Germany
  • 2019
  • 16 min
  • International Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs, IDFA Junior
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Twelve-year-old Frida is almost blind; she can only make out contours, shadows and colors. At the same time, she can “see” much more than other people. She believes that with the energy we all have within us, we can achieve things that we thought were impossible. In Dear Darkness, we see how she puts this into practice. Frida is lovingly encouraged by her parents, whom we see in the background as they invite her to experience a sculpture or go swimming with her.

Frida has an entirely unique view of the world, from which she occasionally takes a distance so she can listen, feel and think. To do so she seeks out complete darkness, because only if there are no visual stimuli can she find peace. In this way, she hardly differs from her sighted peers—and this is why part of the film takes place in the dark.

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Dear Darkness (IDFA Junior Middag)
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Youth documentaries for children from the age of 10. 

Sun 24 November - 13:30 - 15:40
OBA

Dear Darkness (Kids & Docs: 2)
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English spoken or subtitled in English.

Sun 24 November - 18:00 - 19:47
Munt 13

Dear Darkness (Dear Darkness & Bile)
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Sun 24 November - 20:30 - 22:15
Tuschinski 5

Dear Darkness (Dear Darkness & Bile)
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Tue 26 November - 13:15 - 14:55
Munt 10

Dear Darkness (Kids & Docs: 2)
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English spoken or subtitled in English.

Thu 28 November - 10:30 - 11:57
Tuschinski 2

Dear Darkness (Dear Darkness & Bile)
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Thu 28 November - 20:15 - 21:40
Munt 9

Dear Darkness (Kids & Docs: Jeugdvoorstelling)
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Dutch spoken or subtitled in Dutch.

Sat 30 November - 14:15 - 15:42
Ketelhuis Zaal 1

Dear Darkness (Dear Darkness & Bile)
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Sat 30 November - 15:15 - 16:40
Tuschinski 6

Credits

  • 16 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: German
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Samuel N. Schwarz
Production
Hannah Liebrenz for Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Paula Ziemke for Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Cinematography
Sophia Fenn
Animation
Emilia Zieser, Sophie Kalinowsky
Editing
Armano Forster
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IDFA history

2019
International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs
IDFA Junior

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