Forêt Shell presents an urban story and its setting in Northern Finland. There used to be a service station along a highway outside a small town, a popular stopping place for travellers and meeting place for the youth in the 1960s–1980s. Local people called it “Forest Shell” (Forêt Shell in French). The examination of the urban story and personal memories from the service station of the past as well as historical facts blend into a narrative and myth on the video.
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English title / Forêt Shell
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Metsä Shell
Original title / Forêt Shell
Keywords / urban space, narrator, time, stories, decay
Type / Single channel
Genre / documentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:05:59
Language / French
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2015
Cast / Mauri Latvala (Cinematographer), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Cinematographer), Timo Sipilä (Composer), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Director), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Editor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Kone Foundation / - (Funder), Timo Sipilä (Sound), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Author)