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A fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio. All screening prints and the negative of the film were destroyed in a 1959 studio fire. A sequence from the middle of the film was found at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris in 2015.

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English title / Flame
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Polte
Original title / Polte
Keywords / body image and culture, fiction, conceptual art, art
Type / Single channel
Genre / experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:15:00
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2018
Cast / Erik Blomberg (Cinematographer), Henri Lindström (Composer), Sami van Ingen (Director), Sami van Ingen (Editor), Rakel Leino (Actor), Pera Otso (Actor), Kille Oksanen (Actor), Regina Linnanheimo (Actor), YLE / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Patrik Söderlund (Graphic Designer), Jussi Eerola (Producer), Mika Taanila (Producer), Sami van Ingen (Author), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design)
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