Forêt Shell by Tuomo Kangasmaa selected for the 25th Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema 2015, Nov 4 – 11
AV-arkki is pleased to announce that the film Forêt Shell (2015) by Tuomo Kangasmaa (b. 1965) has been selected for the 25th Edition of the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema 2015.
The festival takes place in Cine Odeon – Centro Cultural Luís Severiano Ribeiro and at Cine Arte UFF in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between November 4 and 11, 2015.
The film participates in the Remote Landscape programme.
“This special programme focuses on films that target the relations between individual subjectivities and the landscapes they inhabit. The programme’s selection has been crafted by the selection committee to reflect a multiplicity of worldwide environments and cultures.”
On Kangasmaa’s video, a French-speaking narrator recollects an event where a film director, who was popular in Finland but defamed by critics, stopped off at a certain service station. Forêt Shell is a cinematic microhistory created by the artist, trying to tie the lost service station to a wider context. The various ingredients in the story interpret Northern Finland as a meeting place of different cultural epochs. The themes in Forêt Shell include locality, national popular culture, the origin of civilisation and essayistic film narrative.
Forêt Shell will also be screened in the International Competition of the 34th Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden in October, and at the 28 Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, France in November 2015.
Tuomo Kangasmaa lives and works in Oulu, Finland. Kangasmaa graduated from Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts in 2012, and he studied in Hoogeschool voor de kunsten in Amsterdam in 1989–92. Kangasmaa has combined video and sound in his dance, performance art and theatre performances. In recent years he has created video works and installations that concentrate on traditional cinematic expression and aim to connect performance and documentary material. He has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Finland and internationally, including the Baltic Biennale, St. Petersburg (2012), European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany (2007) and Exis Festival in Seoul, South-Korea (2006).
The 25th Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Cine Odeon – Centro Cultural Luís Severiano Ribeiro and at Cine Arte UFF), November 4 – 11, 2015.
34th Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Uppsala, Sweden, 19 – 25 October 2015.