A Seal Story

Nastja Säde Rönkkö

Filmed in barren and remote fishing community off the Icelandic coast, as well as in a trendy hotel in Helsinki, A Seal Story is a queer take on a contemporary love triangle. It takes its inspiration from The legend of Kópakonan (the Seal Woman), which is one of the best-known folktales in the Faroe Islands. In the legend seals were believed to be former human beings who voluntarily sought death in the ocean. Once a year they were allowed to come on land, strip off their skins and amuse themselves as human beings. A Seal Story explores the ever-fascinating human-animal relationship through its three main characters: Eleanor – Lost Seal in the Pigeon Bay, Hydra – Daughter of the Fisherman and Marcos – a travel writer.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:12:56
Type
Tags
Original Title
A Seal Story
Finnish Title

A Seal Story

English Title

A Seal Story

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Author), Iris Kärkkäinen (Cinematographer), Timo Kaukolampi (Composer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Director), Heli Kota (Editor), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Producer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Script), Timo Kaukolampi (Sound Design), Rosaliina Paavilainen (Actor), Tuomas Ukkonen (Actor), Aino Lintunen (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Timo Kaukolampi (Musician)
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent solo exhibitions include for those yet to be, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2020), Altered Breaths, Future Feelings at Tampere Art Museum, Finland and for your charred bones and restless soul, Aboa Vetus, Art Nova, Turku, Finland (2019). She is the 35th recipient of the Young Artist of the Year 2019 title and award. Forthcoming projects include Glasgow International ja XXV Mänttä Art Festival 2021.