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Fishbones is a description of the difficulty of caring and being close. It is a story of a young woman’s, daughter’s, attempt to detach herself from her home and memories. Fishbones is a visual journey into the daughter’s memories, her experiences and to the present moment. The events are structured as a series of inseparable time levels. The work deals with the inner roles of the family, search for a new form of the daughter-father relationship. Dependence on the other and the independence are in conflict. Abandoning is a part of vulnerability. The feeling of security is momentary.

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English title / Fishbones
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Ruodot
Original title / Ruodot
Keywords / family (phenomena), love, children (age groups), emotions, surrealism, freedom, women, human relations, anxiety, loss, expressionism, landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:16:56
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2006
Cast / Ville Vainio (Cinematographer), Tanja Koistila (Director), Timo Turunen (Editor), Tanja Koistila (Editor), ITU- Video Art Production Project / - (Producer), Artists’ Association MUU / - (Producer), Timo Turunen (Assistant Director), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / Milla Moilanen (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / Veli Granö (Funder), VISEK / - (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), YLE / Sari Volanen (Funder), ViSiO / - (Funder), Arts Council of Satakunta / - (Funder), Ministry of Education / - (Funder), Tero Kontinen (Graphic Designer), Raine Toikkanen (Lighting Assistant), Jussi Marjamäki (Production Assistant), Tomi Glad (Still Photography), Tanja Koistila (Script), Tanja Koistila (Author), Ari Pelkonen (Assistant), Tanja Koistila (Costume Design), Tanja Koistila (Set Designer), Mika Niinimaa (Sound Design), Kimmo Vänttinen (Sound Recording), Timo Ruuskanen (Cast), Helena Laxén (Cast), Nelli (Cast), Hilkka Väre (Cast), Jori Halttunen (Cast)
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