Pilvi Takala’s Drive with Care at Internationales Frauenfilmfestival, Dortmund

Pilvi Takala’s Drive with Care (2014) is screened at Frauenfilmfestival, Dortmund. The Dortmund|Cologne International Women’s Film Festival is held from April 4–9.

Takala’s short film is included in the programme Wicked Games, screened on April 7.

Premiered in the international competition of Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2014, Drive with Care investigates the life of a teacher at an elite boarding school in the US. Utilising dry-humoured post-documentation of staged activity, Takala examines the boundaries within this particular community. The project explores people’s strategies for survival as faculty members in the school negotiate their own space within the institution, finding loopholes – places to breathe – while being careful not to violate the shared rules.

Pilvi Takala graduated with MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 and also studied in Glasgow School of Arts. Takala is known for her video works that investigate different social situations and human behaviour. These narrative works are based on site-specific performances and interventions. Takala’s works have recently been seen in Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Takala was a candidate for the Ars Fennica Award in 2013 and won the British Emdash Award the same year.

Dortmund|Cologne International Women’s Film Festival, April 4–9

More information: Internationales Frauenfilmfestival

AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.