Belgrade Forest Incident ...and What Happended to Mr.K?

Jan Ijäs

Mr K walked to the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul on 2nd of October 2018 to apply for a divorce certificate in order to remarry Mrs. Turkish C. Upon entering the embassy, Mr K was no longer heard, he disappeared. The disappearance causes widespread political conflict, leading to a 9% collapse of the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange in two hours. The work tells the true story of the assassination of journalist, dissident, Jamal Khashogg. Events are told on the timeline of the news reportage, not on the timeline of the actual assassination. It is certain that Khashoggi was the victim of a political assassination, but what happened and where the body ended up is unknown.

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Belgrade Forest Incident ...and What Happended to Mr.K?
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Jan Ijäs (Author), Jan Ijäs (Cinematographer), Ville Piippo (Cinematographer), Mikko Viljakainen (Composer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Jan Ijäs / Atalante Oy (Producer), Jan Ijäs (Script), Jan Ijäs (Sound Design), Svante Colérus (Sound Design), Rebecca Clamp (Actor), Atalante Oy (Production Company)
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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.

28 works