Plantheon is an intimate and experimental portrait of Finnish artist Teuri Haarla, and focuses on his holistic methods for dealing with infancy trauma and social pressure. Allowed regularly, ego melting leads to regressive biodrunken “rituals”, reflecting religion and philosophy. Balance is kept with family by spending time alone building a house and a geometric tower 17 meters high. “Lets say: After childhood I just needed some rest.” The film originated from friendship between filmmaker Ulu Braun and Haarla, which allowed a spontaneous and artistic cooperation.
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English title / Plantheon
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Plantheon
Original title / Plantheon
Keywords / family (phenomena), body image and culture, portraits (works of art ), nature, grief, human relations, loss, being happy, traumas, childhood, work
Type / Single channel
Genre / documentary, experimental
Country / Finland, Germany
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 01:01:10
Language / Finnish, English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2015
Cast / Teuri Haarla (Artist), Teuri Haarla (Cinematographer), Ulu Braun (Cinematographer), Teuri Haarla (Co-Producer), Teuri Haarla (Director), Ulu Braun (Director), Ulu Braun (Editor), Ulu Braun (Producer), Teuri Haarla (Performer), Niina Lehtonen Braun (Production Assistant), Markus Heino (Sound), Markus Heino (Sound Mixer), Markus Heino (Music), Ulf Krokfors (Music), Iro Haarla (Music), Ulu Braun (Script), Teuri Haarla (Script), Teuri Haarla (Author), Markus Heino (Sound Design)