Anssi Kasitonni’s Deus ex Machina (2021) was selected for the RADAR Competition of Curtocircuito International Film Festival held from October 2–10 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Deus ex Machina will be screened on Friday, October 8, at 18:00 in Teatro Principal. Earlier this fall, Deus ex Machina was also screened in the short film competition of Split Film Festival, held from September 15–21 in Croatia.
In Deus ex Machina, the illusion breaks down when the viewer can see the strings.
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.
Curtocircuito International Film Festival, October 2–10 2021, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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