Magnifica: Passive Intruder is a film about the coexistence of Finnish people in their summer houses and an uninvited visitor called Pectinatella Magnifica. The arrival of the green and slimy blobs among the safe and familiar environment brings uncomfortable feelings in the self-indulgent middle-class. Some react in astonishment and attempt to annihilate the strange creature, but others have a less prejudiced approach.
DIRECTOR: Ville Koskinen SRIPTWRITER: Ville Koskinen CINEMATOGRAPHY: Krasimir Jovanovic Hyvärinen SOUND: Claes Lundberg EDITING: Hanna Kaihlanen MUSIC: Alsa Ojala CAST: Juha Hippi, Aatos Höglund, Eedla Höglund, Sanna Maksimainen CO-PRODUCERS: Ashley Smith, Mario Adamsson and Kajsa Dines / Sisyfos Film Production PRODUCER: Sandra Enkvist PRODUCTION COMPANY: Polygraf
Ville Koskinen is a filmmaker and Master of Fine Arts from the Time and Space Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. Everlasting battles and giving up have been ongoing themes in his work. Koskinen’s works have been described as adventure films where the adventure never begins. His films have been screened and awarded worldwide.
Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Short Films
• festival distribution strategy for short films and short documentary films
• travel, project and material and marketing support for short films and short documentary films
• monthly short film screenings at Kino K13
• curating short film programmes