Places are changing piece by piece, sometimes chaotically, and not always painlessly. The same happens with people’s mindsets. To stop and dare to look inside yourself is most difficult on this path. This film tells the story of a small hairdresser’s salone on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, which undertakes repairs to get rid of its Soviet aesthetics. The place continues to work while under construction. The workers are saving the furniture from the dust using depreciated historical memory: flags of the 2004 Orange Revolution. Visitors come hoping to leave the place with a new image, and share the absurd stories of their lives. Nobody doubts these confessions, just as nobody notices the chaos, noise and construction dust.
Maryna Nikolcheva was born in Kyiv in 1994. She finished her education as an architect, but has mainly worked as an art teacher and developer of educational programmes. For her filmmaking is a way of adapting to the world. Maryna studied at the Maysternia.DOC Serhiy Bukovsky Film Programme. She made her first short film (re)dress while studying.
(re)dress (2018), According to Marquez (2019)