This story is about an artist who lives in a grey world, where the people wear all black and they can’t speak. The artist is punished for being bright, for having her voice. You should be standard to be in society.
This story is fashion thoughts of how over history we have seen how artists are punished for their vision or for just being different. I wanted to take looks from different time periods and combine them to represent that past, creating a type of Joan of Arc but as if in a dystopian world, even though we live in the 21st Century. Artists, (females in particular), have a louder voice not but there is still a sense of hatred that happens when people see someone different. There is still a sense of trying to repress the voices who are strong and determined. In our story, we see a girl who is an artist, loves to read and loves to express herself differently. She lives in a world of grey and black, where people wear masks as they don’t have the voice to speak. They want her to conform to their way of being, dark, dreary and bleak. She can’t conform though, she lives in a vibrant world of color and refuses to let them make her grey. This is the life of an artist, choosing to be more than what box society wants to place them in. May we all have that voice and never let it be stifled.
Directed by Ekaterina Belinskaya (Russia)