The Law of Time The Law of Time
Photo by Max Vajt
The Law of Time The Law of Time
Photo by Klára Kudláčková
The Law of Time The Law of Time
Photo by Klára Kudláčková
The Law of Time The Law of Time
Photo by Max Vajt
The Law of Time The Law of Time
Photo by Max Vajt

The Law of Time

Short film, 2023, 30 min.
Czech Republic

Author Adéla Babanová
Written and directed by Adéla Babanová
Dialogues Džian Baban
Cinematography Lukáš Hyksa
Sound Jakub Jurásek
Edit Hedvika Hansalová, Adéla Babanová
Music Džian Baban
Producer Marina Films
Production designer David Dubenský
Costume designer Tereza Kopecká
Executive producer Wanda Kaprálová
Co-producer Adéla Babanová
Trailer Michal Jahn
Graphic designer Jan Šiller
Cast Emily Brandi, Philipp Schenker

The Law of Time thematizes our subconscious, fears and dreams that relate to the close future. The story builds an atmosphere of uncertainty in a world that has narrowed down to a few rooms – most resembling a theater stage or a movie set.

The main protagonists are two artists, a man and a woman, who build these hermetically sealed environments themselves and voluntarily enclose themselves in them. The couple constantly oscillates on the edge between reality and fiction. They seek their certainty only in their work, but it is governed by its own laws. The individual scenes of the video installation cycle, change slightly and together form an endless loop. The story of the two visual artists thus has no beginning or end, only the present moment, which is a state of permanent uncertainty. Not only the two protagonists, but also the audience can project their own fears or hopeful expectations onto it. That’s the Law of Time.

Festivals & Awards

27th IDFF Ji.hlava

Projekt finančně podpořili / With financial support

Logo Czech Film Fund Logo Fond na podporu umenia Logo Jihlava Film Fund Logo Královéhradecký kraj Logo Státní fond kultury

Partneři / Partners

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