Anssi Kasitonni’s Le Saboteur screened in Czech Republic and Poland

Anssi Kasitonni’s Le Saboteur (2022) is screened at the 49. Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště, held from July 28 – August 3 2023 in Czech Republic, and at Octopus Film Festival, held from August 8–13 2023 in Gdansk, Poland. The selections were a result of a distribution collaboration between AV-arkki – Centre for Finnish Media Art and Raina Film Festival Distribution.

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.

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.

49. Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště, July 28 – August 3 2023, Czech Republic

Octopus Film Festival, August 8–13 2023, Gdansk, Poland

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. If you want to hear the latest news from our distribution, subscribe to our newsletter!