Jenni and Lauri Luhta’s new feature-length film Deluge (2020) will be screened at Buzz Vicious Underground Film Festival, held in Amazonas, Brazil in July 2021.
Syndafloden (The Deluge) is the first joint full-length film by Jenni and Lauri Luhta. The work is visual-cinematic, realised wholly through digital collage technique. The film’s script is based on the prophecies and riddles of Leonardo da Vinci’s work diaries. The Deluge looks into the crises of the present world through Leonardo’s visions, and the unique translations of Leonardo’s fragments used in the film were made in collaboration with visual artist and translator Magnus Strandberg. Jenni Luhta is the film’s narrator, with Lauri Luhta as her antagonist, and recites Leonardo’s prophecies in Swedish. Syndafloden is in Swedish language, because the character of the narrator is inspired by the medieval figure of Death in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. The filmmakers have also been inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s last film Offret (The Sacrifice), which was filmed in Sweden.
Jenni Luhta (née Markkanen) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. She produces pictures primarily by digital image-processing. Out of the images she constructs video and installation works, the writer and narrator of which she herself acts as. Additionally, Luhta writes aphorisms, performs speeches and plays live and composes music. She works with her husband Lauri Luhta.
Buzz Vicious Underground Film Festival, July 2021, Brazil
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