Absolute Street

Jan Ijäs

Samuel Beckett made a single work 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”. All images in this film are from streets where Beckett did his location scouting, looking for his ”absolute street”.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:03:28
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Absolute Street
Finnish Title

Absolute Street

English Title

Absolute Street

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jan Ijäs (Author), Jan Ijäs (Cinematographer), Ville Piippo (Cinematographer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Jan Ijäs (Script), Jan Ijäs (Sound Design), Svante Colérus (Sound Design)

Jan Ijäs

Born: 1975

Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.

24 works