The Eternal Sleep of The Man

Sänpäkkilä Sami, Nousiainen Anna-Mari

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), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Cinematographer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Cinematographer), Valtteri Piira (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Composer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Director), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Director), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Editor), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Producer), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Producer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Script), Anna-Mari Nousiainen (Script), Samuli Ala-Lahti (Sound Design), Anu Nousiainen (Actor), Ville Pirinen (Actor), Laura Laukkanen (Actor), Essi Rossi (Actor), Diina Bukareva (Actor), Netta Lempiäinen (Actor), Paula Nousiainen (Actor), Reetta Turtiainen (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (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.
Anna-Mari Nousiainen is a failed filmmaker, mediocre artist, sad boss, and a feeler of feelings. Nousiainen is a post-teen located in Oulu Finland. Her works derive from body horror, digital chaos, sexuality, thirst, dreams, social media, and the longing for freedom. At the core of her works are an endless orgy of emotions, the study of embarrassment and the periphery of memories.