Three intense faces with headgear, implying focus and determination. Video-game illustration.

Knit's Island

(Knit's Island)

The filmmakers unmask modern society’s fantasies, fears and dreams as they try to get to know the player community hidden behind virtual avatars and voluntarily locked into a simulated post-apocalyptic world.

In the depths of the open world of the computer game DayZ, players fight for survival, build communities and make friends in a simulated environment. Lockdown allowed the filmmakers to spend almost 1,000 hours interacting with them in this world. Seemingly banal situations and aimless wanderings through the countryside alternate with spiritual discussions and musings about ecology, as well as disturbing moments of unexpected violence and intrigue. On a contemplative walk through a virtual world, the film explores the reality of people hidden behind digital masks. This deep exploration of human interaction in an online environment won two major awards from Visions du Reel.

Antré Theatre Club, Horní 2, Český Krumlov

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
TitleKnit's Island
Original TitleKnit's Island
Original LanguageEnglish
Zněníoriginal audio, children’s films dubbed in Czech
Subtitles Czech subtitles, select films have descriptive Czech or English subtitles (look for the accessibility icons next to each screening)
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginFrance
Length95 min.
Tags Possibilities of the Future, Lifestyle, Media
Director Guilhem Causse, Ekiem Barbier, Quentin L'helgoualc'h
Knit's Island