Finlandia - National landscape

Rosa Liksom

Women dressed in Afghan burkhas wander through the four seasons of the Finnish national landscape. The images move slowly, respecting the nature and its cycle. The women in burkhas communicate, as a humankind, with the big nature. These faceless women, who nonetheless have a strong presence, blend into the national landscape but also act as an unfamiliar, distancing element. On the surface the film deals with what is considered traditionally Finnish and with multicultural Finland.

Production Year
2008
Duration
00:42:00
Type
Tags
Original Title
Finlandia - National landscape
Finnish Title
Finlandia - kansallismaisema
English Title
Finlandia - National landscape
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Rosa Liksom (Author), Kari Pullinen (Cinematographer), Rosa Liksom (Director), Roni Martin (Music), Cowmama oy (Producer), Rosa Liksom (Script)
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Rosa Liksom currently lives and works in Helsinki. For decades the paintings, writings, plays and video works of Liksom have fascinated audiences in Finland and abroad. Liksom grew up in a small town community in the Finnish Lapland. In 1977 she moved to Helsinki. Liksom has studied anthropology and political science in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Moscow. Between 1982–86 she lived in the Kristiania Freetown in Copenhagen before expeditions to Siberia and Mongolia. Few years later she travelled to communist China and Austin, Texas. Later, she has stayed in Helsinki. In addition to literary works, Liksom has made paintings and short films since 1985. She has also made comics, coloring books children’s books.