Anssi Kasitonni’s Saladdin Castique (2018) was awarded with the special mention by the youth jury at Curtocircuíto International Short Film Festival, held from September 29 to October 7 in Santiago de Compostela.
Previously, Saladdin Castique was awarded with a Special Mention at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen by the Jury of the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In Saladdin Castique, a man walks in the forest and tries to find berries. He finds instead an empty French salad dressing bottle. A genie comes out of the bottle and grants the man three wishes. The man uses the wishes traditionally but he uses bad language all the time and the genie does not like it. The man is going to learn a lesson.
Anssi Kasitonni is a skateboarder and an award-winning artist from Sahalahti, Finland. He has worked in music, drawing and sculpture, but to many of his fans, the most beloved of his works are the short films he makes at his own farm. The films deal with age-old questions related to morality, love, death, generation gaps, sexuality and, of course, submarines. The ideas are epic, the films decidedly homespun. His movies create their own world that tells us something essential about ours. Kasitonni won the esteemed Ars Fennica Award in 2011.
Curtocircuíto International Short Film Festival, September 29 – October 7 2018, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
More information: Curtocircuíto ISFF