Anssi Kasitonni's Finnish Midsummer 2169 at Bratislava IFF
Anssi Kasitonni’s Finnish Midsummer 2169 is screened as a part of the European selection of Bratislava International Film Festival. Held from November 11–17, the festival is the largest and the single most important international cinema event in Slovakia’s capital.
Finnish Midsummer 2169 will be screened on Sunday, November 13 at 20:00 in Kino Lumière. The short animation tells how in the year of 2169 there will be a solar eclipse during Midsummer Eve in Finland. That changes the life of a certain female vampire bat. The film had its international premiere at Oberhausen Film Festival in May 2016.
Anssi Kasitonni is a skateboarder and an award-winning artist from Sahalahti, Finland. He has worked in music, drawing and sculpture, but to many of his fans, the most beloved of his works are the short films he makes at his own farm. The films deal with age-old questions related to morality, love, death, generation gaps, sexuality and, of course, submarines. The ideas are epic, the films decidedly homespun. His movies create their own world that tells us something essential about ours. Kasitonni won the esteemed Ars Fennica Award in 2011.
Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia, November 11–17
More information: Bratislava IFF