In the Dark

In the Dark

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  • Mike Hoolboom
  • Canada
  • 2003, 8 min
Script: Mike Hoolboom
Color: Colour

The warm tones of the filmmaker’s voiceover speak of the dark feelings before birth, of reversed narrative images feigning the possibilities of reflection and significance, of revelatory silence without echoes, which gives space to the persistent sounds from within. The image is not missing, it is there, submerged in impenetrable darkness. The film ends with one single kiss, which illuminates the screen with desire.


Mike Hoolboom (1959), a leading figure of Canadian experimental film, uses primarily stolen footage for his films, which, for the most part, are personal and essayist in nature. The Jihlava IDFF presented an extensive retrospective of his work in 2003.

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Mike Hoolboom / 680 Queen's Quay West apt. 521 / M5V 2Y9 / Toronto / Ontario / United States / 4162605702 / /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Fascinations: Eternity
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
30.10.2015 22:30


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