Gesture

Myllymäki Pasi Sleeping

A black hooded man is sitting on a bench and reaches out to a young birch with an extreme slowness. One can hear the distant hum of a glassworks. A sped up film about a slow and minimalist movement.

Production Year
1981
Duration
00:02:42
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
Ele
English Title

Gesture

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Author), Risto Laakkonen (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Director), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Editor)
Press Photos
Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki is a Finnish filmmaker known for his alternative short films in the punk and underground scenes. Myllymäki graduated as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Fine Arts and Design in 1976. Inspired by the DIY mentality of punk, he began making his own Super 8 shorts with the amateur cinematographer Risto Laakkonen. Between 1976–85 they produced nearly 50 short films. Between 1979–82, Myllymäki published a fanzine called “Maanalainen kaitaelokuva” (Underground DIY Cinema). The published articles were frenzied rants against the conservative values of 8 mm enthusiasts and manifestos that heralded a “new wave culture”. Myllymäki's underground short films have been screened e.g. at Image Forum Film Festival, Japan, and Venice Biennale 2017.

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