The young successful screenwriter Kio is experiencing a creative crisis and self-disappointment. Tired of unsuccessfully fighting against superstitions, expectations, and unrealistic demands on himself, he decides to turn to a local fortune-teller for advice. Instead, he gets only the keys to the old motorcycle...
director Anastasiia Falileieva
producer Michael Margulis
production studio KAPI
countries Ukraine, Germany
format stop motion animation
target audience 16-30
stage of the project development
"Divination" is not an entertaining product. We decided to take up a serious topic, which, in our opinion, should be reflected in society - anxious, obsessive states in young people; the problem of self-actualization and success. Usually, it’s difficult or embarrassing to talk about such things. In the moments, when it seems that both the inner and outer worlds are falling apart, a person feels very lonely, devalues oneself and one’s achievements, even humiliates. It seems to one that (s)he is just nothing, incapable of anything in this life. We want to tell about it. And to show what a great power we hold inside us. The project creates by a young person for young people on a topic that is extremely relevant for the younger generation. There is no mentorship and indulgence in narrative because the
story is told by a person who experiences now the same things as other people her age. The film does not provide answers - transparent, unambiguous - but provokes to sit down and talk to yourself; provokes to think, to draw own conclusions, then to form own sense. A distinctive feature of the film is that the director builds an animated world from junk - cardboard boxes, bottles, sticks, pieces of jewelry and souvenirs, scraps of fabric and paper, old packaging. At the same time, she skillfully hides it in the shot so that we don't even recognize initial purpose of the stuff. In this way, you can turn junk into art and not produce garbage, but on the contrary - to give these things an unexpected second life. In addition to the ecological significance, this approach makes the film unique visually.