The Law of Time

The Law of Time explores questions of our subconscious, including dreams and fears relating to the near future. The story builds an atmosphere of uncertainty in a world that has been reduced to just a few rooms resembling a theater stage or film set. The protagonists are two artists, a man and a woman, who are building these hermetically sealed environments themselves. As they voluntarily close themselves off within this space, they hover on the boundary between reality and fiction, captive to an eternally present moment.

  • Czech Republic
  • 2023, 30 min
  • Director: Adéla Babanová
  • Director of photography: Lukáš Hyksa
  • Editor: Hedvika Hansalová, Adéla Babanová
  • Screenplay: Džian Baban
  • Music: Džian Baban
  • Sound: Jakub Jurásek
  • Cast: Emily Brandi, Philipp Schenker, Jáchym Antoš, Milan Žďárský
  • Art Director: David Dubenský
  • Producer: Nina Numankadić
  • Production: Marina Films

29.2. 18:00 Praha | Kino Atlas
2.3. 17:30 Praha | Kino Světozor - Malý sál

Adéla Babanová

Adéla Babanová creates experimental live-action films and videos in which she endeavors to transcend the limits of fine art and film using the combination of various film or television genres and while working with video installations. She regularly shows her work at group and solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad. She has also participated in various domestic and foreign film festivals or other surveys of film. Her work has earned her nominations for various prestigious awards. She was shortlisted for the Dorothea-von-Stetten-Kunstpreis in Germany in 2014 and for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 2012, and in 2002 she won the LVMH Young Artists’ Award (Prix des Jeunes créateurs) in Paris.