Somewhere in time a person carries a package, then drops it to the ground with a crash. Someone else explores the content of the box. The story is repeated in what first appears to be an endless loop. To Melt is an audiovisual poem about intergenerational transmissions of memories. The same story is repeated eight times in the film, with little variation. Two characters are played by seven actors in order to render descriptive notions such as gender irrelevant to the story. The film is about any person, and subsequently the film also explores the concept of identification with characters in films.
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English title / To Melt
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Sulaminen
Original title / Att Smälta
Keywords / family (phenomena), violence, fiction, ice, eating
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:07:06
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2015
Cast / Mikko Levoska (Cinematographer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Greta Mandelin (Actor), Elias Keränen (Actor), Marjatta Korpelainen (Actor), Jouko Hokkanen (Actor), Risto Erjanko (Actor), Andrea Björkholm (Actor), Pietu Wikström (Actor), Oskar Öflundin säätiö / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), VISEK / - (Funder), Erik Kenttä (Lighting), Jonna Karlström (Make-Up), Mirja Oksanen (Production Assistant), Niko Tiranis (Production Assistant), Jani Lehto (Music), Minna Långström (Script), Minna Långström (Author), Elina Hyvärinen (Sound Design), Jani Lehto (Sound Design)