Anssi Kasitonni’s Saladdin Castique (2018) and Anneli Nygren’s PaperBabes – Age of Reason (2017) are screened at Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, held from August 10–19 in Brazil.
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. Saladdin Castique is included in the Youth programme, screened on Thursday, August 16, at 14:00, and on Friday, August 17, at 10:00.
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.
Anneli Nygren’s PaperBabes – Age of Reason explores a dilemma: too young, too old, always the wrong age. PaperBabes is included in the Midnight section, screened on Sunday, August 12, at 16:00, and on Friday, August 17, at 14:00.
Anneli Nygren lives and works in Turku. She has made videos and films since the beginning of the 1980s. Her works includes fiction films, documentaries, animation films and music videos. She also makes drawings, photographs, music and works as a freelance journalist. Nygren’s works have been seen in exhibitions and festivals since 1989.
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, 10.–19.8.2018, Brazil
More information: Belo Horizonte ISFF