Ees taas

Ees taas

Domestic title:
Ees taas
Category:
Short films
Information:
Experimental Short Film
Script:
Seppo Renvall
Director:
Seppo Renvall
Producer:
Janina Kokkonen
Year:
2007
FFF support:
€43900
Budget:
€62750
Description:

Eestaas is an expressive film portrait of the director´s mother, painter Pirkko Lantto, but it also portrays the director himself, or some other person. The film is like a poem that uses aspects of life to tell something that may reflect reality as it was experienced.

Lantto´s painting style has been called expressive colourism. She does not overwork her paintings; there may be white areas left in the finished works. The choice of material in the film was influenced by the painting style and the stories of the director´s mother. As a little boy, the director was puzzled by her utterance: “I was supposed to become a surfer.”

The basic idea of the film is to present the material first forward, then backwards. Presenting it backwards lends the film a surreal and escapist feel that reflects how memory, feelings, and recollections work. In the film, an elderly woman lives and experiences memories, dreams, and joys.

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