Apeiron

Apeiron

Domestic title:
Apeiron
Category:
Script:
Maria Ruotsala
Director:
Maria Ruotsala
Year:
2013
FFF support:
€50000
Budget:
€371000
Description:
Umbra, a scientist who collects an archive of paradoxes, has dedicated his life for scienceand logic; he studies evil. He heads a research institute together with his colleague andlover Irina, his patients being both criminals and victims. Compulsively, Umbra wants toprove his theory that, viewed from the viewpoint of infinitude, man’s life is ruled bychance and devoid of any purpose. In his appointment room Umbra meets, for example, a mute woman who has turned herbody into a circle, as if into an enclosed universe. A faceless woman at home somewhereelse than in her body also seeks his help. He also examines Aleksi, an astronaut who inhis mind has been caught in the infinite space. He is like a mirror image of Umbra: onewho has departed from the real world and remains floating in the infinite; in a vacuum ofinsignificance. But was all his research merely an unconscious attempt to come up with an explanationfor the cruel and wanton treatment he received in his childhood?
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