In the Light of the Icons

A new documentary film by Zdeněk N. Bričkovský

A documentary film
about human and Divine images,
about the Light that radiates them,
about a human, which is the Image Highest...







The word "icon" means any "image"
and is composed of two Old Slavonic words:
The letter "i" refers to "ingli", the divine powerso called "grace."

The word "con" then
means "acting - agents".
I CON / Icon / is therefore the divine energy - a Light,
which can act through any image:
artistic, natural, a photo, film ...





When I filmed in Siberia the documentary "In the Lands of Silence"
I met people who revealed to me the mystery of human image. Ability to concentrate on observation - to silence, to penetrate into the "center" of the image - to the presence and hence to gain strength and knowledge ...
This topic made me so interested that I came back to Siberia and looked for people who could enter into this depth of the picture or to create strong images.
I found them in the town of Jenisejsk ...




I have found that every picture / artistic, natural, photo, film ... / can be an icon.
It may ... but it depends on the state of the creator's mind, the image with which it is made, and the mind of whoever looks at the picture, who accepts it.

The film "In the Light of the Icons" tries to capture and approach this ancient spiritual relationship between man and the picture.







Running time: 48 min 
Czech + English version 
Scriptwriter: Zdeněk N. Bričkovský
Photography and Director: Zdeněk N. Bričkovský 
Editing: Zdeněk N. Bričkovský                                                                                                                                                                                              Sound and music: David Rotter