The Eternal Sleep of The Man

Sami Sänpäkkilä

The Eternal Sleep of the Man is a collaborative film by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Anna-Mari Nousiainen. The film depicts magical realism and seeks solace in our urban environment. In the passage titled #suomineito (Finnish maiden) a woman in blue clothes and blue hair hangs upside down from a rope in a tree. In the passage Kultasuu (Goldmouth) Nousiainen cuts her hair in the middle of a golden glitter rain and in another passage a man reads a burning book and sings of hope. The work is available as a nine minute short film with surround sound or as a 15 channel installation with two stereo audio channels. 

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Original Title
Ihmisen ikuinen uni
Finnish Title

Ihmisen ikuinen uni

English Title

The Eternal Sleep of The Man

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Sami Sänpäkkilä (Author), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Author), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Cinematographer), Valtteri Piira (Cinematographer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Composer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Director), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Director), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Editor), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Script), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Script), Samuli Ala-Lahti (Sound Design), Ville Pirinen (Actor), Diina Bukareva (Actor), Essi Rossi (Actor), Anu Nousiainen (Actor), Paula Nousiainen (Actor), Reetta Turtiainen (Actor), Laura Laukkanen (Actor), Netta Lempiäinen (Actor), SKR (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Sami Sänpäkkilä lives and works in Tampere, Finland. He is an artist, musician, filmmaker and the head of Fonal Records since 1995. To date he has released five full-length music albums under the name Es. Since 1999 Sänpäkkilä has made installations, short films and music videos, which have been screened in various museums, art galleries and film festivals around the world. His films and the music are experimental moodscapes that explore the themes of melancholy, pathos and hope.