Anssi Kasitonni’s Le Saboteur (2022) will be screened in the open-air screening at Filmfest Dresden, held from April 18–23 2023 in Germany. It was also selected for the short film competition of Flatpack Festival, held in Birmingham, UK, from May 16–21 2023. In Montréal, Canada, Le Saboteur and Deus ex Machina (2021) will be screened at Cabane à Sang short film festival, held from May 24–27 2023.
In Le Saboteur, an ex-saboteur gets back in the game and every trick will be exposed! A short action film about the joint adventure of indie filmmaking – with all the special effects. Le Saboteur is distributed in collaboration between AV-arkki – Centre for Finnish Media Art and Raina Film Festival Distribution.
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.
Filmfest Dresden, April 18–23 2023, Dresden, Germany
Flatpack Festival, May 16–21 2023, Birmingham, UK
Cabane à Sang, May 24–27 2023, Montréal, Canada
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.