Maija Blåfield’s Scenic View screened at Interfilm Berlin

Maija Blåfield’s Scenic View (2023, in featured image) is screened at Interfilm Berlin, taking place from November 14–19, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. The work is screened in the special programme Reality Bites on November 15, 2023 at 9pm in Unterfilm Clubkino and on November 18, 2023 at 8:30pm in Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino. The distribution is done in collaboration with Raina Film Festival Distribution.

The short films of the “Reality Bites” program challenge viewers and provide food for thought. How much reality is cinema capable of capturing? Is everything just staged in the end? Across a variety of subjects, one question remains: is it reality or fiction?

Finland has the most forest in Europe, but primeval forest has become so rare that it feels fictional. Is it now the enchanted forest? Is a commercial forest real? As nature documentaries are staged, are they fiction? Scenic View is a film about how we look at a forest landscape and the reality.

Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist and film director. Her cinematic works navigate the grounds between experimental film and documentary film. In addition, Blåfield also works with photography and writing, among other media. Blåfield’s works typically address the ambiguity of reality, experiencing our everyday life differently, and the human relationship with the environment. Her works have been presented in Finland and internationally, in art museums and galleries, as well as at film festivals and on television. Blåfield was awarded the Finnish state award for media art in 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Ars Fennica award in 2017.

Interfilm Berlin, November 14–19, 2023, Berlin, Germany

More information: Interfilm Berlin

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