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Kotka

The film conveys modern dance impulses in the shape of an eagle that flies free and proud high above. Contrasts of black and white vary in intensive rhythms and flashing images that become united in a ballet of pictures at the same time as the increasing rhythm of the dancer grows to a lofty flight. At the climax of the flight, the bullet reaches the bird, which tumbles down from the heights and the image scatters as a dream of lasting freedom.

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English title / Eagle
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Kotka
Original title / Kotka
Keywords / Birds, choreography
Type / Single channel
Genre / dance films, Performance art, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:07:04
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Mono
Year / 1962
Cast / Eino Ruutsalo (Cinematographer), Otto Donner (Composer), Eino Ruutsalo (Director), Eino Ruutsalo (Producer), Eino Ruutsalo (Script), Eino Ruutsalo (Author), Riitta Vainio (Choreographer)
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