The Eternal Sleep of The Man

Anna-Mari Nousiainen

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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Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Author), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Author), Valtteri Piira (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Cinematographer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Composer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Director), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Director), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Producer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Producer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Script), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Script), Samuli Ala-Lahti (Sound Design), Ville Pirinen (Actor), Diina Bukareva (Actor), Essi Rossi (Actor), Netta Lempiäinen (Actor), Reetta Turtiainen (Actor), Laura Laukkanen (Actor), Anu Nousiainen (Actor), Paula Nousiainen (Actor), SKR (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Anna-Mari Nousiainen (b.1991) lives in Helsinki and works mainly in rural Finland. She is an artist and a filmmaker whose works often take place in forests and fields, outside cities. Nousiainen graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences where she studied cinematography and arts. Her works have been shown at various festivals and exhibitions. Nousiainen’s experimental films balance between delightful and disgusting. Creamy pastels turn into slime, falling teeth are in fact crystals, sweet girls paint their faces with blood. Everything is association. Dreams, warped memories and actual events merge into one – lines blur and dreams shift into reality. Every memory is equally important, whether it is true or false.