Helena Öst‘s short documentary film A Home in Memory (2016) is screened at Nordic Filmdays Luebeck. Held from November 1–5, the festival is the only festival in Germany, and the only one in Europe, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe. The screenings of Öst’s documentary take place on Thursday, November 2 at 22:45 and on Friday, November 3 at 10:45.
Premiered at HotDocs, Toronto, and awarded as the Best Nordic Short Documentary at Nordic International Film Festival, New York, A Home in Memory examines the relationship between identity and the surrounding space. What is it like to abandon a home which carries traces from several generations? The short film shows an almost 300 m2 apartment in the very centre of Helsinki and how it is being emptied, picture by picture. Visually, the film consists of still photos only. On the sound track we hear two sisters discussing, the sounds of the apartment and the surroundings.
Helena Öst is a film editor who has also worked as a visual artist. She has edited both fiction and documentary films. Her visual art has been shown eg. at the Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibitions and the Helsinki City Art Museum and abroad at the Steven Friedman Gallery, London. Öst holds a Master of Arts degree from the Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography and from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Between 11.11.2017–18.2.2018 A Home in Memory is installed in the Nordisk Salong exhibition in Dunckers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden. The exhibition features the work of contemporary artists residing in the Nordic region.
Nordic Filmdays Luebeck, 1.–5.11.2017, Luebeck, Germany
Nordisk Salong, 11.11.2017–18.2.2018, Dunckers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Nordic Filmdays Luebeck