Jussi Eerola’s Blue Honda Civic (2020) and Jan Ijäs’ Absolute Street (2019) have been chosen to be screened at Short Waves Festival in Poland. Short Waves is held June 14 – 20 in Poznań, Poland, and online.
Blue Honda Civic (shown in featured image) is part of the International Competition, and will be screened in the International Competition V screening. The screening will take place on Thursday, June 17 at 20:00 local time in CK Zamek Sala Wielka.
Romantic landscape paintings often portrayed weather condition, topography of national landscape, religious themes, spirituality of nature and hunting scenes. Eerola‘s film is a minimalistic road movie mirroring the emotions of the driver through the landscapes (s)he has chosen to look at.
Absolute Street is part of the Urban View competition, which highlights films that explore the concept of urban space and belonging to a specific place. The film will be screened in the Urban View II screening, which will take place on Thursday, June 17 at 21:30 local time in CK Zamek Kino Na Dziedzińcu.
All images in Ijäs‘ film are from streets where Samuel Beckett did location scouting for his single work made for projected cinema. The film was shot in New York in the summer of 1964. Beckett needed one exterior street scene for the opening of the film. He wanted that street image to be shot in street that he described as ”absolute street”.
Short Waves International Short Film Festival, 14 – 20 June 2021, Poznań, Poland and online
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