Darkening uses virtual reality to portray the authentic experiences of a young person with depression. It brings not only a deep insight into the ‘dark night of the soul’, but also hope and a way to cope with the illness.
The main character Ondřej guides the viewer on this journey through an animated autobiographical work. The film allows us to experience and understand for a moment what it is like to live with this illness, and what mechanisms people with depression can use to feel better. Ondřej discovers that his way to fight depression is through his own voice.