Aune, or On Effective Demise

Maija Timonen

Aune is confined to her bed, living under the threat of amputation. She dreams of a park both sensing the future and its absence. Her body acquires significance as a cipher of a larger process of dismemberment. A love story turns into a film about sex, death and the economy.

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Aune, or On Effective Demise
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Aune, or On Effective Demise

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Germany,United Kingdom
Maija Timonen (Author), Matthew Noel-Tod (Cinematographer), Jide Tom Akinleminu (Cinematographer), Traum (Composer), Benedict Seymor (Composer), Maija Timonen (Director), Maija Timonen (Editor), Maija Timonen (Script), Rachel Baker (Actor), Patrick Staff (Actor), Hanna Harlyn (Actor), Scott Lenney (Actor), Melissa Castagnetto (Actor), Samo Tomšič (Actor), Dan Mitchell (Actor), Inka Meißner (Actor), Anne Tetzlaff (Actor), Inka Achté (Actor), Jeffrey Mayhew (Actor), Patrick Kindersley (Actor), Olivia Plender (Actor), Hasan Dixon (Actor), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Arts Council of England (Funder), The Elephant Trust (Funder), Christian Obermeier (Sound), Sven Jensen-Brakelman (Sound), Chris Box (Sound), Tom Sedgwick (Sound)
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Maija Timonen is a writer and filmmaker based in London, producing analytic fiction. Her films have been screened in various international contexts and her writing has appeared in Chicago Review, Social Text Online, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, May and Mute. Her debut book of fiction The Measure of Reality was published in 2015 by Book Works, London. She has worked as an acting professor of both artistic research and moving image at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland.