“Imagine assembling a jigsaw puzzle, but one in which the pieces are not two-dimensional and the resultant image is at first unfamiliar, yet explains itself and its relationship with all that is living.”
Reflections on a Forest (working title) is a film that builds an image of a forest and of the being of different living creatures in a shared space. This told through several simultaneous images, which form an entity that creates and transforms the space of a forest. The purpose of the work is to continue the process of change in visual presentation and the construction of ecological moving image narrative. It is an experiment about how the apparatus of the moving image might be adapted to narration in which information can only be conveyed by realigning the very instruments of that apparatus
Mamu, a young immigrant, is trying to woo Date, a Finnish lady, by making dinner for her. Once the meal is served, she discovers that the main course is a bit too “exotic” for her taste.
A New World updates The Seven Brothers (1870), a novel by the Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi to the 21st Century. Now the emphasis is on the climate crisis, the energetic basis of a Northern welfare state and the possibility of a peaceful coexistence between humans and non-humans.
A teenage Black boy is on his way home at night when his bicycle breaks down in the middle of a quiet highway. He stops to fix it and a mysterious woman in a veil appears at the nearby stop.
What if our greatest fear is not death but worthless life? 50-year-old Kati occupies a top position in a large company. Disappointed in life, she leaves her work and embarks on a journey into the end of despair. Encounter with another woman at night fails. Kati flees the world hiding inside a forest bunker.
The programmer Kira and the synth composer Henrik live in a vaning relationship. Henrik catches Kira seemingly having virtual sex, although she claims she’s only working. Henrik breaks into the VR program, and indeed meets Kira’s lover: a virtual clone of Henrik himself! And this VR-Henrik surpasses Henrik on all levels. But when Henrik tries to come between Kira and VR-Henrik, he falls in love with his own clone. All relations fall apart. In the end, Kira and Henrik reunite in mutual care for VR-Henrik: they give him a copy of himself to have as a lover.
On furlough from his military service, Niko pays his estranged father a visit. Can old wounds heal?
Tuulikki has a problem. She is in the throes of young love, and the world outside her window is vibrant and inviting. But her mother disagrees, not wanting to let Tuulikki out of her sight. Tuulikki fights back, but nothing seems to be making a difference. Finally, the mother-daughter relationship escalates when the circumstances prove too much for both of them.
The Tyrant has achieved phenomenal success, she has killed all of her subjects and in every way made her tiny country great again. Still there is something missing in her life: That Special Someone.