• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2021 | 58 min

Solitaire Dance



In the ruins of communality a growing number of people are left alone. Emma-Maria tries to cope on her own with two small children. Emilia, 24, spends her time driving around the streets of a small Finnish town. Lasse, 80, divorced his wife after a long marriage, and spends his days playing cards and his nights writing poems. They all face obstacles trying to get away from the situation. However, through dance, poetry, sheer coincidence and persistence, their stories develop further from loneliness. By focusing on their everyday experience with emotional and social loneliness the film zooms out to a wider problem of a structural loneliness in western societies.

DIRECTOR: Antti Lempiäinen
SCREENWRITER: Antti Lempiäinen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Antti Lempiäinen
EDITING: Hanna Kuirinlahti
MUSIC: Teemu Vänskä
PRODUCER: Ella Ruohonen
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Superreel Productions
FESTIVALS: Raina Film Festival Distribution