28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Marina Hendrychová
original title: Ultramarine
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 6 min.


The audio-visual poem tells the story of the Scottish mythological figure - the selkie - driven from the depths of the ocean to land, from which she longs to return and merge once again with the sea. The juxtaposition of simple 2D animation, a digitally generated 3D world, an ambient soundtrack, and a mysterious voice-over creates an oppressive experience with a philosophical overlay dealing with the loss of identity and the impossibility of returning to nature.

„The waves here always whisper like they have a story to tell.“


Marina Hendrychová (1998) studies at the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at FAMU in Prague. She works in film and video production, 2D and 3D graphics, performance art, and experiments with sound. In 2020, she was nominated for the Best Czech Documentary Experiment Award at the Ji.hlava IDFF with her film Fevered Sleep.

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director: Marina Hendrychová
producer: FAMU
script: Marina Hendrychová
editing: Marina Hendrychová
music: Marina Hendrychová
sound: Marina Hendrychová
art director: Marina Hendrychová
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