The screening presents new fiction, documentary and animation films from Aalto University’s Department of Film, Television and Scenography. The short films will be shown in Riviera Cinema Bar on Saturday at 3.45pm.
- KIRJEITÄ KOTIIN (Letters Home), documentary, 2017, dir. Anna-Karin Grönroos, 15 min, 16:9
- BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK, animation, 2017, dir. Christina Lassheikki, Jenni Nylander, Pauliina Parjanen, Riku Savikko, Jade Woods, Vilma Väisänen, 8 min, 1:1,85 (16:9)
- SYNTYMÄVIKA (Born Wrong), fiction, 2016, dir. Kaisa El Ramly, 19 min, cinemascope
- NOWHERE, documentary, 2017, dir. Alvi Pakarinen, 22 min, cinemascope
- LUOKKAKOKOUKSEN JÄLKEEN (After the Reunion), fiction, 2017, dir. Kirsikka Saari, 14 min, 16:9
KIRJEITÄ KOTIIN (Letters Home)
documentary, 2017, dir. Anna-Karin Grönroos, 15 min
Six under-aged asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Irak write a letter to a relative back home. Finland is safe, but the journey is not over yet. It’s still uncertain if this is the place where they can have a family of their own one day. The letters are filled with questions, longing, confusion and hope.
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK
animation, 2017, dir. Christina Lassheikki, Jenni Nylander, Pauliina Parjanen, Riku Savikko, Jade Woods, Vilma Väisänen, 8 min
A child comes home from school with a message to their parents about the Bring Your Child to Work -day. After a long wait with their dog, the parent finally arrives home – and takes the child to a rather different workplace.
SYNTYMÄVIKA (Born Wrong)
fiction, 2016, dir. Kaisa El Ramly, 19 min
Born Wrong depicts a moment in the lives of two adult sisters in which they have to face one another during a shared taxi ride. The interdependently addictive relationship formed as children re-emerges as they take a psychological journey back to their childhood. The film raises the questions: Do we have to accept a person supposedly close to us? Can a relationship between siblings that was molded in childhood be changed in adulthood?
documentary, 2017, dir. Alvi Pakarinen, 22 min
Home isn’t a geographical term. Life doesn’t revolve around a nuclear family. What drives a person is; how, where and with whom they choose to spend their short and valuable time.
LUOKKAKOKOUKSEN JÄLKEEN (After the Reunion)
fiction, 2017, dir. Kirsikka Saari, 14 min
It’s said that growing older means growing stronger. But does it really?
Fifty-year-old Saila (Sari Siikander) wakes up next to her old classmate Esa the morning after their class reunion. To her surprise Esa (Petteri Pennilä) recalls things about her she has herself already forgotten.