Using a mirror and stop-motion technique, the film portrays life as a wearing round game. The candles are burned from both ends with an accelerating tempo.
Fire Of Life
Fire Of Life
Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Author), Risto Laakkonen (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Director), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Editor)
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.
How a Mysterious Hitchhiker Picks Up Three Stones
Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki
1979 / 00:01:09 / Single channel