Forêt Shell

Kangasmaa Tuomo

Forêt Shell presents an urban story and its setting in Northern Finland. There used to be a service station along a highway outside a small town, a popular stopping place for travellers and meeting place for the youth in the 1960s–1980s. Local people called it "Forest Shell" (Forêt Shell in French). The examination of the urban story and personal memories from the service station of the past as well as historical facts blend into a narrative and myth on the video.

Production Year
Original Title
Forêt Shell
Finnish Title

Metsä Shell

English Title

Forêt Shell

Production Countries
Tuomo Kangasmaa (Author), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Cinematographer), Mauri Latvala (Cinematographer), Timo Sipilä (Composer), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Director), Tuomo Kangasmaa (Editor), Koneen säätiö (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Timo Sipilä (Sound)
Press Photos
Tuomo Kangasmaa lives and works in Oulu Finland. He graduated from the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts 2012 and the Netherlands Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in 1992. In recent years he has made video works and installations that focus on traditional cinematic expression combining performance and documentary material. Kangasmaa has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Finland and abroad: e.g. Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (2015), Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema, Brazil (2015), Baltic Biennale, St. Petersburg, Russia (2012), European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany (2007) and Exis Seoul, South Korea (2006).