Do Not Disturb

Elina Saloranta

The story is told by a woman who is in a relationship with a married man. She has never met his wife and children, but she dreams about them. The wife dreams about her, too. Paradoxically, the wife is relieved now that the other woman has appeared on the scene, since it enables bringing an unsatisfactory marriage to an end. Only the man resists the change.

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Original Title
Ei saa häiritä
Finnish Title
Ei saa häiritä
English Title
Do Not Disturb
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Kimmo Vänttinen (Artist), Elina Saloranta (Author), Elina Saloranta (Director), Elina Saloranta (Editor), ITU- Video Art Production Project (Producer), Artists’ Association MUU (Producer), Elina Saloranta (Script), Mari McAlester (Assistant Director), Elina Saloranta (Camera), Inka Pohjonen (Cast), Henna Hyttinen (Cast), Ari-Matti Hedman (Cast), Siiri Siltala (Cast), Arts Council of Satakunta (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Milla Moilanen / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), ViSiO (Funder), Sari Volanen / YLE (Funder), Ministry of Education (Funder), Veli Granö / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Foundation (Funder), Jorma Hinkka (Graphic Designer), Salla Hämäläinen (Sound Recording), Tomi Glad (Still Photography), Kristiina Haataja (Translator), Marianne Saanila (Translator), Michael Garner (Translator)
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Elina Saloranta

Born: 1968

Elina Saloranta is a Helsinki-based artist, who works mainly with the moving image. In her doctoral thesis Genre pictures and experiments in writing, she explored the interaction between image, word and sound, and in her postdoc research she engages in correspondence with the past. Saloranta is also known for her photographic work Nun, which was shown in the ARS 2011 exhibition in Kiasma. She studied film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2001), and her video pieces have been shown in festivals like Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Love & Anarchy (Helsinki International Film Festival) and Oberhausen Film Festival (2006).