Alena Dolakova Mirrors in the Dark


Alena Dolakova Mirrors in the Dark
Recently starred in Netflix's most successful German title, "Blood Red Sky" and ABC's "Whiskey Cavalier." Alena Dolakova, the actress, screenwriter, and producer adds author to the list as she releases her first book aimed to help victims of sexual, mental, and physical abuse in the Czech Republic. Her latest project, "Mirrors In The Dark" directed by Simon Holy was run by an all-female crew (a first for the Czech Republic) and is currently making waves in the film festival circuit.
 
Alena trained in dance for over 6months during the 2020 lockdown for her main role as Marie. Simon Holy is the scriptwriter, director, composer, and producer of the all-female film crew, and aside from the LGBTQ director – the film has become the first in Czech film history to be supported by such massive girl power! MIRRORS IN THE DARK is also one of the few movies with a female lead in the country. Currently at The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious festival in Central and Eastern Europe.




The film centers on the idea that all it takes is 36 questions to you'll fall in love with anyone. Marie (Doláková), a dancer who has just turned thirty, and her boyfriend František decide to check out this scientific theory for themselves. The question remains, can a questionnaire – no matter how extensive –take their insecurities and fears into consideration? This much-anticipated feature debut by Šimon Holý conveys the fragility of millennials in the presence of others as they try variously to navigate the way ahead. The story is told in a resolute cinematic language, with dialogues and emotion worthy of film noir. Taking a supremely contemporary view of 30-something individuals, the film asks whether we can rely on our love for other people if we don't even know ourselves.



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