“Desaturated" is a 10-minute visual comedy. The comedic value of the film is built on the fact that the character knows that she is a character in a film, and is trying to overcome the visual clichés without which we cannot imagine modern cinema. The main conflict of the character is in her having a colour that is different from the general colour treatment of the film. In 9 minutes, the character must bring everything to the same colour palette. The film is set in realist Lviv, with a focus on the visual colour conflict of modern Lviv (old architecture that is chaotically painted in bright colours).
Marina Stepanska is born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Graduated from the Karpenko-Kary National University of Film, Theatre and Television (Film Department, specialty: director, under V. Popkov and I. Fabish). Marina worked at the experimental theatre “School", where she studied the methodology of working with non-actors. She completed the 6-month ARCHIDOC program for documentary filmmakers at the French national film school La FEMIS, and studied the theory and practice of editing at the apprenticeship with editor Valdis Oskarsdottir (Iceland). She made a few short films. Her scripted feature debut “Falling" (2017) received several awards at international film festivals and 3 awards at the National Film Awards “Golden Dzyga" in 2018.