Jan Ijäs's Time Capsule and Waste no. 2 Wreck compete at Szczecin European FF
Jan Ijäs’s Time Capsule (2016) will have its world festival premiere in the European Competition of Szczecin European Film Festival, held from October 15–24 in Poland. The film will be screened on Friday, October 21 at 20:00 at Kino Zamek. The film was also picked for Paradocs programme at the acknowledged IDFA. The same competition includes another short documentary by Ijäs, Waste no. 2 Wreck.
Time Capsule is a short documentary film about the Belgian artist Louis de Cordier who bought a piece of land above the snow level from Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain. De Cordier has now built an underground library and a seedbank for non-genetically modified plants. The location at a height of 2000 metres above sea level, small temperature fluctuation, and dry climate slow the erosion of time. The architecture of the buildings draws on the design language of the visionary American architect and theoretician Buckminster Fuller.
Waste no. 2 Wreck was filmed in 2014 and 2015 in the graveyard for refugee boats on the Italian island of Lampedusa. It is a story about how the value of garbage and rubbish can surprisingly change.
Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs’s films have been shown very widely abroad at over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.
Szczecin European Film Festival, October 15–24, Poland.
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