"Ultraviolent" project.

Over the centuries, many men believed that women were their inferiors and treated them like maids, slaves, or pets. Women were often left powerless and unable to leave the house unaccompanied by their male counterparts. In some countries, this is still the case. In the modern civilized world, women have managed to carve out freedoms and rights for themselves that are equal to those granted to men. And to this, we owe, first and foremost, the feminist movement, which made incredible efforts through sacrifices to this cause. But how are these rights being exercised now? How does a modern woman use them? And how does the way we raise girls affect their ability to make choices later on in life? Many parents instill in their daughters that their destiny is to serve a man from an early age. The protagonist's parents are portrayed as blind in this story, symbolizing a society that promotes superficial values. Parents often raise future wives with pet minds. Early in childhood, a girl learns to doubt her capabilities due to gender. She awaits a prince on a white horse, her future owner--this is the limit of her dreams. And so, a cycle of dependency is instilled early on and left to grow into adult relations. Dependent relationships are very often violent and lead to abuse and manipulation. When these acts occur, the conditioned woman often returns to her prince, and their relationship ends in tragedy. Though we would like to punish the rapist and assist the victim in the name of justice, there is rarely a chance to do so. The seeds planted in childhood have already created a pattern ripe for abuse. This is a history of violence. Dramatic, grotesquely theatrical, and true. A story where there can be no happy ending.

  • Olga Volodina
    Director
  • Olga Volodina
    Producer
  • Victoria Ran
    Key Cast
    "Main character 1"
  • Elitsa Popova
    Key Cast
    "Main character 2"
  • Ekaterina Romanova
    Key Cast
    "Main character 3"
  • Zheko Mitev
    Key Cast
    "Prince"
  • Konstantina Gregatobrazil Nogeira
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Savvas Karamanoglou
    Key Cast
    "Farther"
  • Alina Dimitrova
    Make up
  • Eli Mitova
    Make up
  • Yana Gromova
    Make up
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bulgaria
  • Country of Filming:
    Bulgaria
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Olga Volodina

Olga Volodina is an artist, photographer, performance artist, activist, author of many social and art projects that have been presented at exhibitions in Asia and Europe.

Olga was born in Uzbekistan. At the age of 5, her parents moved her to Russia, where she studied at the Faculty of Journalism. Due to the unpleasant political situation in Russia, in 2007-8 she moved to Thailand, where she lived and worked for more than 10 years. Olga currently lives in Bulgaria.

Her photography projects are always very personal and sincere and intend to evoke an emotional connection within the viewer.
For Olga Volodina photography is an exploration of how the camera translates her feelings, thoughts and attitudes. A human is always the main source of inspiration for Olga.
Her controversial inner world comes to life conveying a message within a single frame, leading to strong compositions and thoughtful lighting decisions.

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Director Statement

The stop motion video consists of over 1000 frames dedicated to women's rights and domestic violence.