The Jump

Eino Ruutsalo

Clutched in the grasp of mechanization, a little man incessantly performs monotonous series of movements. The world is a void of humanity and warmth. While examining his felt boots his subconscious begins to revolt and a visual world opens up. The inner relations of the visions cannot be defined exactly: it is either an escape from the mechanization of life or permanent scars in the conscience of humanity.

Production Year
1965
Duration
00:04:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Hyppy
Finnish Title

Hyppy

English Title

The Jump

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Eino Ruutsalo (Author), Eino Ruutsalo (Cinematographer), Otto Donner (Composer), Erkki Kurenniemi (Composer), Eino Ruutsalo (Director)
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Eino Ruutsalo

Born: 1921

Eino Ruutsalo (1921–2001) studied painting and drawing in Parsons School of Design in New York (1949–50) and Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (1952–53). He was one of the most prominent pioneers in Finnish visual and kinetic arts. He was a filmmaker, painter, sculptor and a visual poet. He is well-known for his experimental short films such as Kinetic Pictures (1962). He shot his debut film in New York in the early 1950s. Ruutsalo also directed a series of feature films inspired by the French New Wave movement. Image: Pentti Pietinen / Eino Ruutsalo archive