Golden Age by Maija Blåfield selected for Huesca International Film Festival and Brooklyn Film Festival
The film Golden Age by Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) has been selected to the documentary film competition of the 43rd Huesca International Film Festival in Spain, and for the competition of experimental films at Brooklyn Film Festival in New York, US. The screenings are on 6th and 7th of June in New York and 14th of June in Huesca.
Golden Age is a film about forgetting, remembering and documentary filmmaking itself. The director filmed documentary footage during 15 years and left it unwatched prior to the editing process. Distance opened a new perspective to the entirely different story than was originally intended to record. The fascinating scenes are created by combining unrelated shots with a recreated soundtrack. A few exact memories are seen, good stories told, two fairytales heard and a report received on how many hours of video footage man has shot in the course of history.
John Anderson selected Golden Age for Critic’s Choice at Helsinki Documentary Film Festival DocPoint 2015. Read Anderson’s article at IndieWire.
Maija Blåfield is a visual artist and filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Her works combine documentary and fiction and explore the fantastic reality. Works have been on display both in Finland and internationally, in art exhibitions, film festivals and on TV. She received The Finnish State Prize for Media Arts on 2014.