Flying Potato and Other Misunderstandings

Elina Oikari

In grainy, transitory images, the filmmaker relates her vision for directing a neo-Western. She imagines that the greatest hurdle her protagonists, Yassine and Hami, will have to face will be the friendly but firm rejection of Finnish society. When violence on the imaginary frontier escalates in the form of a flying potato, the “fictitious” figures begin to speak about their real experiences.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:14:00
Type
Tags
Original Title
Flying Potato and Other Misunderstandings
English Title

Flying Potato and Other Misunderstandings

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
No
Cast
Elina Oikari (Author), Elina Oikari (Cinematographer), Pekka Kumpulainen (Composer), Elina Oikari (Director), Elina Oikari (Editor), Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen / Zone2 Pictures (Producer), Elina Oikari (Script), Pekka Aikio (Sound Design), Sophie-Catherine Gallet (Actor), Yassine Khaled (Actor), Christelle Ighniades (Actor), Hami Bahadori (Actor), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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Elina Oikari is a filmmaker who works with fiction, documentary, and alternative film. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). Oikari's work often explores current social themes connected with timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humor and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.