Ships Sailing Nowhere
Director: Marija Arkelyan Lučić
Actress: Lea Čepić
Camera: Ganna Kamendrovska
Dron camera: Matija Lukman
Costume design: Tina Spahija
Production: Matija Lukman, Marija Lučić
The short experimental film is dedicated to all those who seem to serve no purpose, have no perspective or vision of a clear future, lost in the nothingness of their existence ‒ Ships that sail nowhere. The contrasting red as a symbol of longing and passion, and blue as a symbol of self-confidence, faith and stability, they are an allegory of the “golden middle way”, peace or the Zen to which we all aspire. The scene of a girl floating and surrounded by sea and sky is a visual allegory of serenity. Her thoughts do not surrender to expectations, to a possible and desirable future. She is free.
Marija Arkelyan Lučić is a film director and VJ artist from Croatia, residing in Berlin. Her main interests are experimental films and video art. She is an active member of VJ collective Tensememori (Berlin) and Kinoklub Zagreb. She attended numerous film/VJ workshops, including a cinematography workshop with film director Fred Kelemen as well as a VJ workshop with VJ artist A-li-ce (Die Universität der Künste Berlin, UdK Berlin). Ships Sailing Nowhere was screened at numerous European film festivals and was awarded the film of the month at the Open Screenings Festival in Berlin.