Helena Öst’s A Home in Memory will be screened at Taiwan International Documentary Festival, held in Taipei City from April 30 – May 9. Öst’s short documentary film is included in the thematic programme Documemory: Space and Place, curated by Fan Wu and screened on May 3 and 7.
A Home in Memory examines the relationship between identity and the surrounding space. What is it like to abandon a home which carries traces from several generations? The short film shows an almost 300 m2 apartment in the very centre of Helsinki and how it is being emptied, picture by picture. Visually, the film consists of still photos only. On the sound track we hear two sisters discussing, the sounds of the apartment and the surroundings.
Helena Öst is a film editor who has also worked as a visual artist. She has edited both fiction and documentary films. Her visual art has been shown eg. at the Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibitions and the Helsinki City Art Museum and abroad at the Steven Friedman Gallery, London. Oest holds a Master of Arts degree from the Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography and from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Taiwan International Documentary Festival, April 30 – May 9 2021, Taipei City
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