CZ, DE

2022

20 min

Finished

Darkening

Tmání

Directing: Ondřej Moravec

Synopsis

The short animated documentary uses virtual reality to address depression and the ways to cope with it. Director and protagonist Ondřej Moravec guides us through diverse landscapes associating the story of his struggle with depression since puberty. We share his feelings during the first depressive episodes at a family trip in his childhood, at university when striving for perfect results, at work in his everyday fights with the depressive “darkening”. Through animation, combining a stylized form of Ondřej’s environment and abstract images of his emotions, the viewers will experience and understand what it is like to live with this illness, how to tackle it and what mechanisms are used by people with depression to feel better. The second part of the Darkening project will be developed in collaboration with clinical psychologists as a therapeutic tool: the patients will enter VR to discover and recreate the landscapes of the mind to help them harmonize their minds.

Articles

DARKENING trailer revealed
29. 8. 2022

DARKENING trailer revealed

EAST DOC PLATFORM EAST DOC INTERACTIVE
Ondřej Moravec's DARKENING, presented at the East Doc Interactive 2021, will be premiered at Venice Immersive, the XR - Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice IFF of La Biennale di Venezia (Aug 31 - Sep 10). Watch the trailer!
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Ondřej Moravec's DARKENING at Venice IFF
27. 7. 2022

Ondřej Moravec's DARKENING at Venice IFF

EAST DOC PLATFORM EAST DOC INTERACTIVE
Ondřej Moravec's DARKENING, presented at the East Doc Interactive 2021, has been selected for Venice Immersive, the XR - Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (Aug 31 - Sep 10).
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IDFA Forum projects supported by the IDF
13. 10. 2021

IDFA Forum projects supported by the IDF

EAST DOC PLATFORM
IDFA has announced 62 projects selected for IDFA Forum 2021. We are happy that three of the projects (Darkening, Death of Death and The New Greatness) were part of East Doc Platform.
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