Dead Burning City

Tommi Matikka

This is not a superhero movie. This is a movie about human being. A Hero loved by the whole city is crying. It all begins when an apparently ordinary night has come to an end and the hero returns home unnoticeable, like always. After taken a glimpse of yesterday's news about himself, he falls asleep. The hero awakes to the glittering reflection dancing on the wall. Something is terribly wrong. He sees the city on fire through the window and tries to pull himself together. But the despair takes over. After facing his distorted reflection, he sits and points a gun to his forehead, the burning city on the background. Little by little the hand holding the gun loosens and a lid in his costume, in the palce of his heart, opens. Beneath the opened lid runs animated pages into which the viewer dives. We see an animation of the last night's events. The fight against an unfortunate terrorist is taking place in an airplane. The hero is even too familiar with this kind of fight but something goes wrong. After rescuing all the passengers he fails to, on purpose or accidentally, save the airplane and the villain as well. An image of the villain's eyes begging for mercy precedes the explosion of the plane. Animation continues by showing the burning left overs of the plane floating through the air and setting on fire the helpless city waiting below. The city burns and tranforms into smoking ruins. The hero is no longer sitting but lying on the floor as if his was dead - the animated pages are flowing from the hole in the costume. The hero opens his eyes.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:10:59
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Dead Burning City
English Title

Dead Burning City

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Tommi Matikka (Author), Miska Wilhelmsson (Cinematographer), Tommi Matikka (Cinematographer), Tommi Matikka (Composer), Tommi Matikka (Director), (Director), (Script), Tommi Matikka (Script), Tommi Matikka (Actor), Tommi Matikka (Audio), VISEK (Funder), Kuvasto ry (Funder)
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Tommi Matikka graduated in visual arts from Satakunta university of Applied Sciences in 2007. Matikka has made animation based video art since 2008. He runs a cinematic video art collective Together Forever Studio with his wife Maria Matikka. In his videos Matikka fluently combines poetry, animation and soundtracks. The core of this art is found in the smallness of human experience. Matikka’s works have been seen in many solo and group exhibitions, festivals and events.