24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A visual study of the book as a medium and cultural artefact. Parallel images analyse books from the point of view of appearance and material with the film plunging into the depths of their microscopic fabric while, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the variety of their surfaces, textures, fonts and shapes blossoms into structured volumes ordered on a bookshelf.
“Born from observing the phenomena of quietly vanishing old book stores, our work first became an exploration of the medium of the book itself, and then grew in to something more haunting.” E. Tammi, S. Ekström
biographyFinnish artist Saara Ekström (1965) works with film, photography, text and installations. Topics like dying, transience of life and history are most often presented in her works by means of black-and-white and sophisticatedly composed images. Finnish critic, journalist and filmmaker Eero Tammi (1983) makes biographical films. Biblion is their first collaboration.
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|director:||Saara Ekström, Eero Tammi|
|producer:||Eero Tammi, Saara Ekström|
|sound:||Heikki Kossi, Pietu Korhonen|