28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Seppo Renvall
original title: Erotessa
running time: 11 min.
synopsisThis experimental film directs our attention toward abstract imagery, which accentuates the stock footage present on-screen, before guiding our attention toward text excerpts and colorful shapes that have been edited in a rhythmic fashion and culminating in scenes depicting everyday life. Together with the symphonic background music, they form a coherent composition that could serve as a memory for one person, a dream for another, and a reality for someone else.
“The romantic poem “Erotessa” (eng. Parting), by the Finnish National Poet Eino Leino (1878–1926), inspired composer Kimmo Kuitunen 15 years ago to make a contemporary music composition for choir. … In this visual, impressionistic poem the urban longing for nature, conflict and hypnotic feeling of the original piece can be found.”
biographyFinnish experimental filmmaker Seppo Renvall (* 1963) devotes his time primarily to filmmaking and video creation, but also does photography and plans happenings. His films can be characterized by their black-and-white visuals and non-narrative structure that depict scenes from everyday life.
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