|27.02. / Monday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1|
|01.03. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3|
|02.03. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 2|
Photography is a form of theft. Just one click and you take an impression of someone - and with that impression, a part of his or her identity. Is it any wonder, then, that members of some aboriginal tribes believed that they would lose their souls if they were photographed, meaning that they would not reincarnate in a new body? This belief forms the point of departure for a meditative reflection on how photography affects our innermost being. Director shifts from one cinematic extreme to another: from total standstill to maximized movement. It starts off with portraits of white sunbathers on the beach taking on well-considered poses to be frozen in time by the camera. And then, as if plunging into a black hole, we pass through to the other side of the lens. There, we come face to face with threatening-looking aborigines. Has the camera already taken their souls? Back on the beach, the sunbathers face a similar fate, and their souls evaporate with the clouds in fast motion. Or so it seems, at least, because this extended video clip - with metaphysical soundscapes by the veteran ambient group Biosphere - leaves plenty of room for personal interpretation and imagination.
PV Lehtinen was born and lives in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated as a director from the School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design at the Aalto University of Art and Design Helsinki. He works as an independent film maker. His films have been awarded at numerous international film festivals.
2011, 13', color, 35 mm
Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Matti Helariutta
Biosphere, Tapani Rinne
Festivals & Awards:
Helsinki Short Film Festival 2011 - Best Professional Documentary Film Tampere International Short Film Festival 2011 - Honorary Mention; Cork Film Festival 2011 – Special Mention
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