DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Dear Darkness

Dear Darkness

Frida has a special view of the world: She sees only blurred colours and outlines. But she is all the more aware of what’s happening around her and where she wants to go. She prefers the darkness, for then she has time to reflect on her everyday life in peace. One thing is certain: Frida doesn’t have to be able to see to achieve her goals in life.

Marie-Thérèse Antony


Original Title: Wellen aus Licht Country: Germany Year: 2019 Language: German Subtitle: English Runtime: 16 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour Director: Samuel N. Schwarz Producer: Paula Ziemke, Hannah Liebrenz (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF) Cinematographer: Sophia Fenn Editor: Armano Forster Animation: Sophie Kalinowsky, Emilia Zieser Music: Richard Meyer Sound: Larissa Kischk

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