Directed & Cinematography / Konrad Kultys
Second Camera / Dorota Stolarska
Editing / Dorota Stolarska & Konrad Kultys
Starring / Helena Ganjalyan
„It’s a very earthy film that connects the body to art in a way that’s accessible and moving – like all great art should be capable of doing.”
Ashley Maniw, Redline International Film Festival, Canada
Film is an experimental artistic documentary about dance and contemporary theater. The story is being led by Helena Ganjalyan - actress, dancer and choreographer. By clashing the disturbing dance with abstract shots of nature, the director introduces the world of art from the borderline of theater, performance and dance to the viewer. The narrative of the actress is a pretext to create a multi-threaded visual-sound history in which elements such as body, space or water mix together creating a coherent picture filled with internal tensions and pulsating energy.
The dance based on the figure of Ophelia from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" raises issues such as independence, autonomy, freedom, the right to determine oneself and its physicality.
All special effect shots used in the film were made using traditional methods.
64' Polish Independent Cinema Festival OKFA,, Poland - Honorable mention / main competition
Redline International Film Festival, Canada 2018 - Best Experimental Film
CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas, Roxas, Philippines 2019
Milan International Filmmaker Festival, Italy 2018 - nonination best editing
Diversions International Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia 2018
Darkroom Film Festival, UK, London 2018
Taratsa International Film Festival, Greece, Thessaloniki 2018
Hidalgo Film Fest, Pachuca, Mexico, 2018
Sose International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 2018
On.Art International Art Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland 2018
InShadow - 10’ Screendance Festival, Lisbon, Portugal 2018
Guiar Fesival Internacional de Screendance, Recife, Brazil 2018
Kratasy Festival of Short Films, Pelhřimov, Czech Republic 2018
ViDEOSKiN - Contemporary Dance Video Works, Edge Art Gallery, Yukon, Canada 2018