Kasitonni's Finnish Midsummer 2169 & Suomi-Väänänen's Log Head @ Timishort FF

Kasitonni's Finnish Midsummer 2169 & Suomi-Väänänen's Log Head @ Timishort FF

Anssi Kasitonni’s Finnish Midsummer 2169 (2016) and Maarit Suomi-Väänänen’s Log Head (2015) are selected for Timishort Film Festival, held in Timisoara, Romania, from October 6–10.

Anssi Kasitonni’s Finnish Midsummer 2169 was picked for International Competition. The screening of International Competition III takes place at 14:00 on Saturday, October 8 at Cinema Timis. The starting point of the film is a solar eclipse that will take place during Midsummer Eve in Finland in the year of 2169. That changes the life of a certain female vampire bat. Anssi Kasitonni is a skateboarder and an award-winning artist from Sahalahti, Finland. His 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.

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen: Pölkyllä pää

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen’s Log Head will be screened in Videorama programme, at 20:00 on Friday, October 7 in SALA 2 A TNT. Log Head is an experimental comedy about a birch log with a soul and a pair of skis. When old and useless, and ready to be chopped, Log Head takes off to its skis. Will Log Head’s escape be blocked? Maarit Suomi-Väänänen works as a filmmaker and media artist. Suomi-Väänänen won the Best Short Film Award in the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal Canada 2009.

Timishort FF, October 6–10, Timisoara, Romania

More information: Timishort FF

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