Mika Taanila’s Tectonic Plate included in Lost Lost Lost section of New Horizons Film Festival, Poland

Mika Taanila’s Tectonic Plate is included in the Lost Lost Lost section of New Horizons Film Festival held from July 18–28, 2024 in Wrocław, Poland. The Lost Lost Lost section presents films from previous years that were overlooked in the festival circuit, including experimental slow cinema, hybrid documentaries, convention-breaking features, and film essays.

Tectonic Plate (2016) is a a camera-less lettrist film about fear of flying, security checks and time zones. After returning from a trip to Tokyo, the protagonist is stuck at a hotel nearby the Helsinki airport. The use of various technical devices, slivers the time-management and modifies the jet-lagged consciousness.

Mika Taanila (b. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

New Horizons Film Festival
July 18–28, 2024
Wrocław, Poland

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