Swan Song

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen

“Swan Song” examines the experience of interaction and isolation. The main characters are two swans setting up a family. But one of their nestlings is left behind. How will it survive alone in the world? “Swan Song” is a prologue to the fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling”.

Production Year
2004
Duration
00:06:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Joutsenlaulu
Finnish Title
Joutsenlaulu
English Title
Swan Song
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Maarit Suomi-Väänänen (Author), Maarit Suomi-Väänänen (Director), Sami Laitinen (Editor), Maarit Suomi-Väänänen (Editor), Veli Granö / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Pirkko Tiitinen (Sound)
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Maarit Suomi-Väänänen works as a filmmaker and media artist. Praised as fascinating, absurd and open to a multitude of interpretations, Suomi-Väänänen's award-winning works are shown in exhibitions, on TV, at biennales and festivals over 40 countries. Suomi-Väänänen has won two main prizes: Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, 2009 and Toronto Urban Film Festival 2014 (judge Guy Maddin).